|Travis in "Tempting Fate." Photo: Eric Gillet|
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Antic in a Drain presents the world premiere of "Tempting Fate," a production addressing the complex issues of climate change through satire.
Written and performed by Ross Travis, this one-man bouffon show features an array of climate-related characters. They range from a sustainable farmer, who used to work as an oil company executive, attending a Climate Changers Anonymous meeting, to Harpy, a mythical character with a foreboding message from the gods.Travis is also the artistic director for Antic in a Drain, which combines bouffon and circus. It develops extreme characters and storytelling from the fringes as a way to spur dialogue about ignored or taboo social issues and bring about change in communities. Bouffon is a traditional, grotesque satirical form of physical theatre.
"Tempting Fate." 8 p.m., Fri-Sun, May 24-June 2. $25-$50. Little Boxes Theatre, 1661 Tennessee St., Suite #2s, S.F. Directed by Ronlin Foreman.Tickets: https://temptingfate.brownpapertickets.com/