Soothsayers have been predicting the end of the world since the dawn of time and we’re still here. It’s an entirely different matter, though, when the government sounds the alarm and tells us that even duck-and-covering can’t save us as in Binary Theatre Company’s latest production, Earthlings, on Saturday, April 19.
We may have made it through Y2K and misinterpreting the end of the Mayan Calendar, but in Beth May’s play an asteroid destined for earth is slated to trigger an extinction-level event. Bummer. The resultant New York City riot sends seven people seeking shelter to an East Bronx church where they find that a secret about the disaster means contemplating possible survival.
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Earthlings lights up the sky tonight at 970 East University Drive starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 20, with performances continuing next weekend. Tickets are $8. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BinaryTheatre.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 18. Continues through April 27, 2014