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 Butel, Artistic Director,
State Theatre Company of SA
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.
For years we have been making our beds. Now we must sleep in them.
Previous seasons: 4F, 5M
A work for teenagers and adults
World premiere, The State Theatre Company of South Australia
State Theatre Company of SA production 2021
- Commissioned and first produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia, 2021
- First directed by Mitchell Butel