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Marine Life

A love story of epic environmental proportions. 
“It’s not the planet that needs saving. It’s the people.” – George Carlin

An environmental activist falls in love with her opposite while her
co-dependent brother spirals into chaotic self-destruction and does everything he can to push the new lovers apart in a play that playfully asks whether our failings at human intimacy are inextricably linked to our failure to protect our planet. Incorporating magic realism, humour and live music, Marine Life explores themes of environmentalism, creativity, mental illness and personal responsibility in a delicately romantic dark comedy, set against a backdrop
of apocalyptic proportions.

Eco activism goes romantic comedy in Rosa Labordé’s delightful Marine Life, a show that tackles big issues
heart and soul. Labordé writes dialogue that crackles with wit in a play that deals with one of the most pressing
issues of our time but Labordé is never didactic...

Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine NNNN


Marine Life, Rosa Labordé’s charming new play at Tarragon is perhaps the most pleasant hour and a half you’ll spend contemplating a) whether the guy and girl will end up together; and b) how climate change and rising oceans may soon
return humans to the watery depths from which we emerged billions of years ago.

J. Kelly Nestruck, Globe & Mail ★★★

Environmentally conscious theatre lights up the Tarragon stage in Toronto. I highly recommend it!

Mooney on Theatre

Developed through the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council and written in residency
with Aluna Theatre as well as the Tadoussac Translation Colony and the Stratford Festival's Playwrights' Retreat.
It has been workshopped through Buddies In Bad Times Rhubarb! Festival, the Summerworks Festival,
Alameda Theatre's De Colores Festival and Aluna Theatre's Caminos Festival. 


Marine Life had its World Premiere at Toronto's Tarragon Theatre in the Fall of 2017.

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