What a socially-responsible, environmentally-friendly company… three cheers for BP, eh?
So, you thought you could forget about the oil spill in the Gulf? You know, the three-month period in 2010 when the executives of one of the world’s largest oil companies checked-out like second semester seniors (with a half-assed work ethic to boot) and 4.9 million barrels were released into the ocean? And that did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to change the “Drill, Baby, Drill” mentality in Washington?
Well, two artists are coming to campus to jog your memory.
A collaboration between writer Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project, The People’s Temple, I Think I Like Girls) and visual artist Reeva Wortel (American Portrait Project), SPILL is a new play and installation that explores the true human and environmental cost of oil, based in part on interviews with people from the Gulf Coast of southern Louisiana in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 2010, the largest environmental disaster in United States history. The performances at Wesleyan are the first public showing of the art installation, featuring life-sized painted portraits of the interviewees, along with a choral reading of the play.
When: Saturday at 7pm and 10pm and Sunday at 2pm and 10pm
Where: Fayerweather Beckham Hall
$$$: $20 billion to a government trust fund for BP, $12 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students