Could sending humans to sleep for a year help solve the climate crisis? A new play, Hibernation, asks this question: Review: Hibernation

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Review: Hibernation by Finegan Kruckemeyer, State Theatre Company South Australia

What lengths would you go to in order to save the planet from climate crisis? Stop eating meat and start composting? Recycle and “make do”, instead of buying new?

How about lock yourself securely in your home, climb into bed, and hibernate for a full year, giving the planet a chance to recharge and reset?

This is the provocative premise behind playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer’s bold new play Hibernation.

Performed in three acts, Hibernation introduces a global cast of characters in the year 2030: close enough to the present so as to feel timely and familiar; yet distant enough it is not impossible to imagine the realisation of this dystopian narrative...
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Theatrical review
  • Hibernation
  • Finegan Kruckemeyer
  • State Theatre Company, South Australia

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