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Stanford Repertory Theater & Planet Earth Arts Festival — Voices of the Earth: From Sophocles to Rachel Carson and Beyond

EVT 604
Thur - Sun
Jul 11—Jul 14
Various; See below
Nitery Theater, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford
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To celebrate its 21st season, Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) is proud to partner with Planet Earth Arts and the National Center for New Plays in presenting a festival dedicated to the environment and social justice. The Festival features three original works: Voices of the Earth, and two powerful new plays. In Polar Bears, Black Boys, and Prairie-Fringed Orchids, well-meaning environmentalists are con fronted by the tragic realities of Black Lives Matter. Anna Considers Mars tells the poignant story of a young woman who dreams of being chosen for a one-way journey to Mars. The Festival also includes the first Planet Earth Arts Environmental Film Series with panel discussions featuring filmmakers, Stanford faculty, and special guests who appeared in the films.

Voices of the Earth: From Sophocles to Rachel Carson and Beyond

C ompiled by SRT Artistic Director Rush Rehm and Continuing Studies Dean Charles Junkerman, and directed by Rush Rehm, Voices of the Earth gathers some of the most lyrical and sublime writing on the relationship between humans and the natural world from across the centuries. Along with wilderness sounds, the staged performance features actors reading from the works of environmental pioneers (von Humboldt, Muir, Carson), great nature writers (Thoreau, Stegner, Abbey, Kingsolver), early thinkers on the environment (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristotle, Ovid), historic Native American figures (Crowfoot, Chief Luther Standing Bear, Chief Joseph), poets who honor the earth (Li Po, Frost, Neruda, Levertov, Snyder), playwrights who bring nature to the stage (Shakespeare, Chekhov, O’Neill, Wallace), activists (Mendes, Saro-Wiwa, McKibben), deniers who insist we face no crisis, and scientists who know better.

Performance Schedule:
July 11 – July 14
Thursday and Saturday at 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
Nitery Theater, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford
Tickets: Visit stanfordreptheater.com for more information.
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