a world premiere, commissioned by Temple University through the David Steele Playwright Residency Fund
By Marisela Treviño Orta
Directed by Lindsay Goss
David Steele, Associate Producer
January 29 – February 9, 2019 - (Matinee Performances, Feb 2nd and Feb 9th @ 2pm)
Randall Theater, 1301 W. Norris St., Philadelphia, PA
(Feb. 8 evening performance will include sensory friendly seating, ASL interpretation & audio description for visually impaired)
With the world on the brink of ecological collapse, an entomologist and her brother follow what may be the final flight of the Lepidoptera Danaus Plexippus (or monarch butterfly) while trying to develop the emotional vocabulary for what it means to live, create, or fall in love in an timeline with a deeply uncertain future. This world-premiere drama by lauded playwright Marisela Treviño Orta, simultaneously demonstrates the realistic fallout of an imminent, and increasingly plausible, environmental catastrophe, while portraying a vision of humanity inexplicably lurching toward an unexpected kind of extinction.