70 MILLION TONS

Genre: Comedy
Written by Terri McKinstry, Directed by Chanda Calentine

God has had it. She gave us a beautiful planet with beautiful animals, beautiful land, beautiful oceans, beautiful air, and beautiful minds with which to make it even more beautiful. Is that what we’ve done? No. And she’s pissed!  Fortunately for us humans, Ozie (the much abused ozone layer) has convinced God to give us one final chance. Unfortunately for us, She’s tasked the most extravagant and wasteful director on the planet (Billie, “Broadway’s Barracuda”) to save us all from another Great Flood. Can Big Bucks Billie herd her cast and crew, who are expecting to perform Shakespeare, into Not Again, Noah!, a modern farce set in Brooklyn, on bare budget Off-Off-Broadway? And most importantly, can they make it environmentally friendly in an hour? If not, let the rain begin!

A light-hearted look at the environment and the challenge of reducing our carbon footprint, this family-friendly production is a mix of poetry and action. As the protectors of our planet, every one of us must make choices and changes that will put us on a more sustainable path. Audiences are encouraged to bring items to the show – water bottles, cardboard boxes, unused clothing, anything! – which will be re-used during performances, then recycled or donated to an appropriate organization. Laugh and learn with us… make a difference.

Featuring an outstanding ensemble: Ivory Aquino, Chaz Graytok, Dennelle Heidi Clarke, Ben Harrison, Ashley Lovell, Arash Mokhtar, Johanna Perry, Mary Beth Walsh, Jessica Wohlander and Kelly Zekas.

Creative team includes: Yoleidy Rosario (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), Theresa Rivera (Scenic Designer), David Monroy (Lighting Designer) and Rachel Soll (Costume Designer).

By day, playwright Terri McKinstry is a professional facilities manager aggressively pursuing her LEED Green Associate accreditation. In the United States, buildings are responsible for over 38% of carbon dioxide emissions, 24% to 50% of energy use, and 72% of electricity consumption. She is learning how to minimize the impact of her office buildings on the environment.

Originally from an Ohio farm-town, director Chanda Calentine is also the Assistant Managing Director of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York's premiere eco-friendly theater festival. She pursues environmental awareness at PS 116 teaching Solar Energy Awareness and Oceanography, the NY Aquarium as a volunteer docent, and at her Brooklyn home where she is an active gardener and composter.

JOIN US FOR TALKBACK TUESDAYS -- Immediately following each performance: Covering topics including green theatre, re-using resources, our environment and common practices, expert panels and speakers provide educational and applicable information about going green and how you can go green, too!


About the Company: Looking Glass Theatre

Reflecting Life on the Stage with Truth and Theatricality While Exploring a Female Vision and Creating a Community of Artistic Freedom

Our goal is to create a community of artistic freedom: freedom from the pressure to be commercial, freedom from gender expectations and freedom from judgment. We believe this is the way to bring our audience aesthetic bliss. Supporting inspiration without expectations gets creative juices flowing. This pure creative energy then creates the purest entertainment.
 

Open:   04/05/10
Close:   04/28/10

Schedule:
Sunday - Wednesday @ 7 p.m.
Talkbacks every Tuesday following performance!
Theater:   Looking Glass Theatre
Address:   422 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$18 general admission
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Looking Glass Theatre         Official Web Site: lookingglasstheatrenyc.com/