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EARTH RIGHT NOW

EARTH DAY - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

Community + Climate Conversation

The Earth Right Now event begins at 7pm on Ramo Auditorium Patio with our Community + Climate conversation, when a team of Caltech graduate students and scientists use iPads and interactive apps developed at Caltech to engage community members in aspects of climate change using visuals and real-time projected responses around global climate change. Scientists from JPL will also be present to exhibit their popular Images of Change iPad app Rose City Coffee will be on the scene with free coffee!

Then join us for the 8pm performance of Two Degrees, part of MACH 33: The Festival of new Science-Driven Plays at Caltech, presented by Theater Arts at Caltech.


TWO DEGREES
Staged reading of a climate change play by Tira Palmquist

8:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium

A climate scientist is coming to Washington. Things are beginning to heat up.

Emma Phelps is a paleoclimatologist, focusing on ice in Greenland. She sees first hand what we have wrought in terms of climate change, and now all she can think to do is continue to study, to amass data, to publish. She’s also a recent widow and, until now …. all she can do is study, to amass data, to publish. Now she’s asked to come to Washington, DC to testify in a Senate Committee regarding climate change legislation, and she finds more than just a little is breaking up under the strain of change.

Two Degrees is by Southern California playwright Tira Palmquist (And Then They Fell, Ten Mile Lake, Age of Bees) and directed by special guest artist Joshua Wolf Coleman (Hidalgo, "How to Get Away with Murder," "Grey's Anatomy," "ER”). The reading stars Brenda Varda, Kila Kitu, Joshua Wolf Coleman, Caltech Theater Arts Director Brian Brophy (Cradle Will Rock, "Star Trek") and Caltech graduate students Yazan Billeh and Heather Lewis.

 

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