Performances address climate change

The Little Theatre Group of Costa Rica in partnership with Earth Charter International is producing “Nature Acts,” that will feature monologues and short plays as part of the International Climate Change Theatre Action. This is described as a call for the global theater community to contribute its voice to raising awareness in advance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of Parties to be held in Paris at the end of November and in early December.

The theater community plays an important role in global culture and in communicating on issues of importance to the public. The Little Theatre Group will be adding its voice and professional performance abilities to the ongoing global discourse on the vital issue of climate change. Earth Charter International, the official partner of this production, is an international non-governmental organization that fosters ethics and values for sustainability through education, policy, research, and also the arts.

The production by the Little Theatre Group is titled “Nature Acts,” adapted from a quotation by Voltaire, “Men argue, nature acts.” The performance will consist of both thought-provoking and humorous monologues and short plays performed by actors of the Little Theatre Group and by actors from the University for Peace. Direction will be provided by Douglas F. Williamson, Ann Antkiw, and Annette Hallett, with performances by well-known members of the Little Theatre Group including Antoinette van Belle, Russell Bell, Lisa DeFuso, Ross Tatum, and others.

The performance will take place at the Little Theatre Group’s home in San Rafael de Escazú at 27 Calle Rolex Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14 and 15 at 2:30 p.m. The cost is 5,000 colons, and tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 8858-1446 or visiting

School groups of more than 10 people receive a 40 percent discount.

The Climate Change Theatre Action is a joint initiative among three organizations, NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle, and Theatre without Borders. Together, they have organized this global climate change theatre action and more than 100 groups in more than 20 countries are participating, joining the Little Theatre Group and Earth Charter International.

More information about the climate change theatre action can be found here:

Earth Charter International, the official partner of the Little Theatre Group for this production, is a Costa Rica based international non-governmental organization whose mission is to ”…actively participate, in a systemic and integrated way, in the present transition to sustainable ways of living on the planet, founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, social and economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.” More information can be found here:

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