TO T PARENT OR NOT TO PARENT
“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.