From May 16th to June 17th, the Shotgun Players will be presenting The Great Divide, a play about fracking directed by Mina Morita and written By Adam Chanzit. Read on to learn about free tickets and discounts for Ecology Center members.
Natural gas is being touted as a plentiful, preferred energy source that emits less greenhouse gases than coal. But fracking – the technique of blasting water, sand, and toxic chemicals into wells to break up rock and release gas from underground rock formations – is presenting environmental challenges in the communities near the drilling.
In The Great Divide, a natural gas boom is lifting the economy in Doctor Katherine Stockmann’s hometown, but she soon discovers several people afflicted with a mysterious illness. One woman’s search for the truth stretches the community to the breaking point. Inspired by Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, this retelling examines what a person will sacrifice for what they believe is right.
The Ecology Center is partnering with the Shotgun Players to promote this timely theatrical production. The first 100 people who sign up for Ecology Center memberships get free tickets (one per member) to the first two weeks of the play’s run. Sign up online here or call Leah at 510-548-2220 x235. If you already are an Ecology Center member, you can get $5 off tickets to this play. Call or email us for the discount code.
If you can’t make it to the Ashby Stage for The Great Divide this spring, read “The Best Watchdog Journalism on Fracking” at ProPublica.