Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
Saturday, 21 August 2021, 2:00pm
Monday, 23 August 2021, 6:30pm
It’s the year 2030 and there is an immediate climate crisis. With little choice remaining, world leaders make a collective, pragmatic decision to save the planet. For an entire year, all 8.5 billion humans on Earth will hibernate. Gas will be launched into the atmosphere and the human population will be immediately plunged into a deep sleep, leaving the natural world to reset. The reset of the human world is not what was expected. A world premiere from South Australia’s Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by Artistic Director Mitchell Butel, Hibernation takes audiences all over the world as citizens forge their lives in a new wilderness. An utterly original and transformative theatrical event, Hibernation brings together some of the state’s finest artists to tackle one of the most urgent issues of our time in a brave, unexpected and peculiarly Australian way.