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Shelter

Juliet Palmer




CO-PRODUCED WITH Tapestry New Opera

CO-PRESENTED BY
U of A’s Festival of Ideas


Shelter: a nuclear family adrift in the atomic age. Since Prometheus stole fire from the Gods, we have flirted with the dangerous beauty of science. In the invisible shadow of Fukushima, how will we survive when knowledge so outstrips understanding?

In this fable a father protects his family at any cost, a mother chases storms, and a nuclear physicist is midwife to a child who glows in the dark… When the dashing Pilot enters, our world is forever altered.