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About The Performance
by Sam Grabiner
Directed by Keenan Tyler Oliphant
An audience gathers. They sit in a circle. And the actors begin to tell them a story…
We are in a prehistoric forest and the trees are dying. Two strangers meet on the outskirts of an ancient city. An iPhone buzzes in a small boat on a stormy sea at night.
As epic as it is intimate, People on Earth takes us on a three-hundred-million-year journey from primordial extinction, through to the not-so-distant future. A play about human progress. And what is lost along the way.
Image: courtesy of Columbia University School of the Arts