TO T PAR­ENT OR NOT TO PAR­ENT

North & South - - Choice -

“I c could fly to New York and back ev­ery day for seven years and still not leave a car­bon foot­print as big as if I have a child. Ten thou­sand tonnes of CO2. That’s the weight of the Eif­fel Tower. I’d be giv­ing birth to the Eif­fel Tower.” A 30-some­thing cou­ple pon­der the ethics of child-rear­ing in a time of over­pop­u­la­tion, er­ratic weather and po­lit­i­cal un­rest in LUNGS (Circa Theatre, Welling­ton, Oc­to­ber 22-Novem­ber 19). It’s writ­ten by ac­claimed Bri­tish play­wright Dun­can Macmil­lan – who in­structs any­one stag­ing the show that there is to be no set, props or cos­tume changes, and nei­ther light­ing nor sound can be used to con­vey the pas­sage of time. This bare the­atri­cal piece brims with dark hu­mour, raw emo­tion and con­fronting ques­tions.

LUNGS

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