VOICES OF THE EARTH:
FROM SOPHOCLES TO RACHEL CARSON AND BEYOND
To celebrate its 22nd season, Stanford Repertory Theater continues its focus on the climate and environmental crisis, presenting a new production of Voices of the Earth: From Sophocles to Rachel Carson and Beyond, which premiered in as part of SRT and Planet Earth Arts Environment and Social Justice festival in July 2019.
Compiled by Charles Junkerman and Rush Rehm (who also directs), Voices of the Earth brings together some of the greatest environmental voices from across the centuries and around the globe. A multitude of perspectives on the natural world and our relationship to it come together, often in concert, sometimes in collision. With a cast of 90 different characters – poets, naturalists, scientists, politicos, deniers, and heroes – all of them real, most of them sane, Voices of the Earth presents a kaleidescope of views on the earth we inhabit, and the existential crisis we face.
Challenging, humorous, frightening, and inspiring, Voices of the Earth provides an intense, 75-minute encounter with beauty and devastation, with dismay and hope, ending – as it must – with a call to action.
Voices of the Earth performs Friday November 1 and Saturday November 2 (8 pm), and Sunday November 3 (2 pm) at Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, on the Stanford Campus. Tickets are only $5; reservations are strongly recommended. http://taps.stanford.edu/season/
Future productions of Voices of the Earth are planned for the Spring 2020 (Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, details TBA), and in July at the Michael Cacoyannis Theater, Athens, Greece.
AUDITIONS: If your are interested in auditioning for Voices of the Earth, please sign follow the instructions at taps.stanford.edu/auditions.