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The Enlightenment Café: New Atlantis
19 January, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 25 January, 2015 @ 9:00 pm£20
The year is 2050.
Miami has been abandoned due to rising sea levels, water austerity is hitting a drought-ridden London hard and the CEOs of two major energy companies have been imprisoned for historic climate crimes.
Presiding over these developments are the agents of New Atlantis, an organisation established to guide Humanity through the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
But there are those that would stand in the way.
Since its inception one woman has held the tiller, but the Secretary General’s time is coming to an end. In a crucial pre-election assembly the agents must engage with New Atlantis’ policy makers, humanitarians, scientists and engineers to better understand the challenges that face the planet in the year 2050. Using this knowledge they must vote for a new leader and ultimately decide the fate of the planet.
There are those within New Atlantis however, that believe in more fundamental change. When the time comes, which way will you vote?
New Atlantis explores pressing and complex issues such as climate change and our relationship with water resources while celebrating intellectual collaboration. Through a dramatic theatrical experience New Atlantis asks how the human race will deal with ever-growing populations, limited natural resources and our drastically changing planet.
Combined with schools outreach, a series of short films and an on-line space to engage diverse audiences through social media and digital research, New Atlantis will provide a platform to celebrate the important work of scientists, engineers and humanitarians whilst allowing the public a platform to debate one of the most pressing issues of the 21st Century.
LAStheatre is a multi award-winning theatre company that specialises in creating interactive & immersive experiences.
Note that the event starts at different times on different days.