On a summer evening in an isolated seaside cottage in the East of England, a pair of retired nuclear scientists are startled by a visit from a former colleague. As some crackers and wine are trotted out, so are various old jealousies, leading to the true reason for Rose's sudden reappearance: the revelation of a chilling and dangerous plan. Following sold out runs in London and New York, Steppenwolf is proud to present this brave, humane and beautifully written play that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world.
The production is a real time one act pressure cooker that reminds us what’s happening to the world we live in today. As the playwright says, "we all know we are living through a climate emergency, and yet we continually fail to change our behavior.” Lucy’s astonishing storytelling turns the very large idea of climate change into a thrilling narrative that centers around the humans living in it. The play’s run over both Mother’s Day and Earth Day offers further “real life” drama to a fictional—but could be so very real—tale. How are we leaving this world to our children?