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Stanford Repertory Theater & Planet Earth Arts Festival — Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie-Fringed Orchids

EVT 605
Thur - Sun
Jul 18—Jul 28
Various; See below
Nitery Theater, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford
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This event is not free. To purchase tickets ($10-$15), please click on Get Tickets below.
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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 & 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.

Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie-Fringed Orchids

Polar Bears is a bold new play by Los Angeles playwright Vincent Terrell Durham in which a white liberal couple hosts Black Lives Matter activists at a dinner party. This is a powerful exploration of the explosive class and racial collisions of environmentalism, gentrification, and racially triggered police violence in America. This Stanford Repertory Theater Workshop production is directed by SRT Artistic Director Rush Rehm. Polar Bears was commissioned by Planet Earth Arts and PlayGround-LA.

Performance Schedule:
July 18 – July 28
Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
Nitery Theater, 514 Lasuen Mall, Stanford
Ticket Prices: $10-$15
Tickets: Visit stanfordreptheater.com for more information.
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