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Inspired by an urgent aphorism — that this is the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last able to do something about it — writers/directors Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst have created a show touting planetary health for Cirque du Soleil’s annual One Night for One Drop event, to benefit water sustainability. As you can see from the photo, it’s all about time. “We wanted to demonstrate that the clock is ticking with regards to our complacency with climate change,” they say — an ailing Earth can’t sustain clean water.

March 3, Zumanity Theatre in New York-New York, $100-$325, onenight.onedrop.org

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