Oh, My Green Soapbox
From: Thursday, 5th November 2009
To: Saturday, 7 November 2009
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With some stuff she found in her bedroom, writer and performer Lucy Foster will attempt to evoke, by whatever means available, the beautiful white world melting below our feet. Oh, My Green Soapbox is a wryly imaginative and original multimedia performance that takes on the world’s most pressing issue - global climate change.
6 November 2009
Oh, My Green Soapbox is a one-woman comedy, written and performed by Lucy Foster, which seeks to explore "how the desire to love the planet and love another human being can sometimes become confused". The central unnamed but possibly autobiographical figure has a passion to change the world, doesn't really know how to go about it, then finds that she is easily distracted from her goal when a man intrudes briefly into her life.
Set in a bare black box, cleverly using just a few chairs, bed linen and a projector, the play seeks to evoke the polar expanse and the gradual loss of that world due to global warming. Our protagonist is shown on film taking to the streets in a cheap polar bear costume in an attempt to raise the public consciousness about the damage being done to the bears' environment. The public remain largely unimpressed, being more interested in whether her costume actually represents a bear or a mouse.
As the story struggles with the conflict between th...
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