Tesseract Theatre Opens New Play Two Degrees This March!

Tesseract Theatre Opens New Play Two Degrees This March!

The Tesseract Theatre Company will continue its sixth season with Two Degrees, a new play written by Tira Palmquist about a climate change scientist overcoming her personal grief at a pivotal moment in earth's history.

March 8 - 17, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00p
Sundays at 4:00p

Where: The .ZACK
3224 Locust Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Story: Emma Phelps is a paleoclimatologist, focusing on ice in Greenland. In drilling and studying ice core samples, she sees first hand the symptoms of our changing planet, which makes the need to act all the more crucial and urgent. In addition to her growing sense of urgency for the planet, Emma, as a recent widow, experiences grief that compounds itself with each passing month. Now she's been asked to come to Washington D.C. to testify in a Senate Committee regarding climate change legislation, and in this intersection of science and politics, of politics and the personal, she finds more than just a little is breaking up under the strain of change.

Tickets: Available by calling MetroTix at (314) 534-1111, at the Fabulous Fox box office, or by visiting http://www.metrotix.com

The production will be directed by Jackie Chambers, light design by Kevin J. Bowman, set design by Brittanie Boado, and projection design by Taylor Gruenloh.

Tira Palmquist is a playwright from California. Her plays include Overburden, Two Degrees (Denver Center), Ten Mile Lake (Serenbe Playhouse), Age of Bees (MadLab Theater, Tesseract Theatre), And Then They Fell (Brimmer Street, New York Film Academy), and others.

Two Degrees has been featured in numerous festivals (including the 11th Annual Denver Center New Play Summit, the New American Voices festival in the UK, the Caltech 2014 Mach 33 Festival and the 2014 Great Plains Theater Conference) and had its World Premiere in the Denver Center's 2016/17 Season. Two Degrees was also listed in the Honorable Mention list for the 2016 Kilroys.

Tesseract tells big stories small. The company's mission is to be an artistic home for diverse artists and a leader in new play development in the Midwest.
Find more information at www.tesseracttheatre.com.

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