We’ve all fantasized about a life in the spotlight at one time or another. For most of us living a typical workaday lifestyle, the idea of being adored by thousands, an endless supply of cash, and carte blanche to act as we please can seem immensely appealing.
Jim Carrey is quoted as saying, “If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” That’s a beautiful sentiment, and one that will remind most of us to focus on those elusive thoughts that lift us and carry great personal significance. But what if you never believed that you were special enough to have dreams, nor allowed yourself the space and time to even think about what, above a vague and ordinary existence, might be possible for you?
Over the course of Mike Bartlett’s three-hour play EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON, now in its U.S. premiere at Steep Theatre Company, he attempts to tackle themes both universal—quite literally atmospheric and cosmological—and personal.