A scientist testifies before Congress. Old lovers reunite. A man at the top of the Andes paints the mountaintop white, chasing the receding line of snow. What is the correct response to a world on fire? Originally commissioned by the American Repertory Theater, with the Harvard University Center for the Environment, TIMEBOMB is a new climate change comedy (yep, a comedy) that asks: What do we do now?
From playwright Carson Kreitzer: “This play began with an article about a man in Peru painting the mountaintops white, to slow the receding glacier. Such a beautiful image—at once like a fairy-tale, and resolutely practical. In the time I’ve been researching and writing, the effects of the climate crisis have become starkly more visible. I no longer feel that the purpose of the play is to get the word out, but rather to rally that dogged, jaw-set, goddamn human Hope that we need for this fight.”
The Funders of the Ruth Easton New Play Series