The result is A Curious Climate: New Voices in Science, a series of ten-minute plays written by high-school students with the help of Colorado's leading environmental scientists.
Rather than take on the issue as a whole, her students invented individual, private stories. Bailey Williams's play, The 10 Billionth Baby, is about a woman who has the ten-billionth baby in the United States at a time when our government is trying to cap the population by limiting women to one child. Because it's a milestone and her second child, the country's eyes turn to this woman and her small town.
Luke Slattery focuses on a cab driver in a night culture, when it's too hot to go out by day, and relates that to India becoming submerged by water. Monterey Buchanan wrote a fairy tale in the tradition of A Christmas Carol about a man who encounters the Ghost of Global Warming.
The plays will be presented tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, in the B2 conference room. Participating scientists will be on hand for follow-up discussions. Visit www.curioustheatre.org or call 303-623-2349.
Thu., Oct. 2, 6:30-8 p.m., 2008