Front Line Theatre
The six performers of Rare Earth have devised a new drama in physical poetry, bringing sixteenth-century form into a scorched future. A windworn blowhard and an insatiable sailor crash their boat on the Unland an ancient landfill of electronic waste, where printer toner clouds the air, poisonous metal leaches into the water, and strange and twisted sculptures mark the terrain. The castaways stir up what the local unlanders have buried (some of it toxic tragedy, some of it comic treasure), learning that the sins and traumas of prior generations are embedded in all their made objects.
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Rare Earth is inspired by the very real e-waste landfills and dumps at Guiyu (China), Accra (Ghana), and elsewhere. To learn more about e-waste, toxic trades, and what you can do to help, visit the Basel Action Network (BAN) at ban.org.
Written by Matthew Milo Sergi Directed by Randy Symank Choreographed by Ara Glenn-Johanson
Featuring Dashiell Hillman, Erin Maxon, Dominique Nigro, Christine Samson, Matthew Milo Sergi, and Lauri Smith.
975 Howard & 6th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103