EXTINCTION

by Hannie Rayson

Morality is not a straightforward business of good and evil.

In the age of climate change we are facing complex ethical questions.  But the debate is not a binary contest between greenies and business interests or climate change exponents versus deniers. Throw in human drivers of lust, ambition, fear, loneliness and human folly and you have rich subject matter for discussion.

A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely good Samaritan. Both are hell-bent on saving the species, but intentions are murky. What will be compromised in the quest to save the quoll? Nothing is black and white in this intriguing story about love, death, money and power played out under the shadow of global warming.

 

SUITABILITY

Year 11 - 12
VCE English/EAL


IDEA/ISSUE/THEME

Conservation, Ecology,
Idealism vs Pragmatism,
Mortality, Sustainability


DURATION

70 minutes,
followed by Q&A

90 minute session recommended


TOURING TO SCHOOLS

Term 1
17 February - 28 February

VENUE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 6 x 6 metres
    flat, clear playing space

  • Set up time - 60 min

  • Pack up time - 20 min


COST

$18.00 per student,
groups 120+

$2160 minimum fee,
groups -120

All prices include GST,
cancellation fees apply


Invaluable when you are teaching a play for the students to see a live performance.
— Lowana College