State Theatre Company South Australia presents
By Finegan Kruckemeyer
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.
Finegan has written what will surely become a landmark Australian play. The action is played on a global stage, rippling out from South Australia to South America, Korea, Africa and the United States. Boldly ambitious in form, urgent and imperative in content, dazzling in reach, Hibernation will be an unmissable event. Mitchell
Run time: Approx. 90 minutes (no interval)
Contains coarse language and adult themes
Age guide – 15+
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Post Show Q&As
We hold Q&As with our artists and creative teams so that you can ask questions about the production.
Hibernation is being held at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
The recommended Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre drop off zone is at the northern end of the Riverbank Footbridge on War Memorial Drive (walk across the Footbridge to Dunstan Playhouse) or at the Intercontinental Hotel (walk north between the Intercontinental Hotel and Railway Station along the lane way to the Riverbank). There is also a drop off area and two accessible car spaces on lower Festival Drive, accessible from the west via Montefiore Road.
Getting to the Venue
Adelaide Festival Centre is easily accessible by public transport, including the tram (stop at Railway Station), trains, buses and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.
For more information visit https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/
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