PLANET PHUCKETT!!, A DARK COMEDY ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING UPDATED TO REFLECT THE COVID PANDEMIC, TO BE WEBCAST ONLINE in January as part of The SPACE Season 2 online festival.
Contact: Daniel Kinch, 347-xxx-xxxx
PLANET PHUCKETT!!–The COVID edition , a solo comic play about global warming and the future, will be produced online and podcast starting on iJanuary 7,2021 as part of Season 2 of Online@ the Space.
PLANET PHUCKETT!! is a lecture/clown performance on climate change and global warming given by a character named Dr. James Light, an evolutionary biologist who’s been cashiered from his cozy university job because his lectures upset his students. Dr. Light presents his case that humanity is on a short path to extinction. He makes this argument while dressed in clown garb–And as a ‘death-clown’, he tells jokes. He makes balloon animals. He plays with puppets. But Dr. Light also lays out a plan for what a loving people might do under these circumstances.
PLANET PHUCKETT!! was originally written and is performed by Daniel Kinch, Brooklyn Culture Jam’s founder and Artistic Director. This is the eighth solo work of Mr. Kinch since 1997.
PLANET PHUCKETT!! is based on the work of Dr. Guy McPherson, a conservation biology scientist who’s spent much of the last two decades lecturing and writing about the threat of abrupt climate change leading to extinction. It premiered at the 2016 Ithaca Fringe Festival, and was also featured as part of United Solo’s International solo show festival in New York City in 2016. Since 2016 it has been reprised at the 2019 Atlanta (Georgia) Fringe and the first Tampa International Fringe Festival. A reviewer at Ithaca wrote: This one-man show will especially appeal to area environmental and climate activists, and to all who care about the future of our (and other) species. And those who think these things are not important will get a quick hourlong education about why they should start paying attention.
Another reviewer was more direct: The professor makes a lot of sense, and a lot of noise. Though really, you need to see it to believe it. Really. Go see this show…
PLANET PHUCKETT!! was produced by THE BROOKLYN CULTURE JAM, a dance and theater performance group begun as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011. Our first show HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB has toured the US and played in Washington DC in front of the Lincoln Memorial in 2016. its 2012 YouTube video presentation has earned over 13,000 views. Information about our company can be found at https://brooklynculturejammers.com/2014/06/25/about-my-one-person-shows/
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