Tuesday, May 14, 2019

"Tempting Fate," at Little Boxes Theatre, S.F. May 24-June 2

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 in "Tempting Fate."         Photo: Eric Gillet

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/

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