Two Degrees

by Tira Palmquist

Directed by Britannie Gunn

Tesseract Theatre Company

Emma Phelps is a paleoclimatologist, focusing on ice in Greenland. In drilling and studying ice core samples, she sees first hand the symptoms of our changing planet, which makes the need to act all the more crucial and urgent. In addition to her growing sense of urgency for the planet, Emma, as a recent widow, experiences grief that compounds itself with each passing month. Now she’s been asked to come to Washington D.C. to testify in a Senate Committee regarding climate change legislation, and in this intersection of science and politics, of politics and the personal, she finds more than just a little is breaking up under the strain of change.


Talkin' Broadway | Richard Green

Carmen Garcia is powerful and ingratiating as a U.S. senator who has called Phelps to testify”

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KDHX | Tina Farmer

“Each actor finds ways to internalize their character that add to the puzzle of a story, steadily building resonance as we plunge deeper and deeper into Emma’s rabbit hole.”

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