POWER Premiered University Theatre, 1996 Production Credits
Power! is a play about electricity.
In its earliest incarnations, electricity was a kind of magical force, something to be exhibited at the sideshow to curious awestruck onlookers. But it quickly became an essential part of daily life, something now taken for granted by almost everyone in the industrialized world. At its most fundamental level, what it does is give us light and heat when it is dark and cold. That is, electricity liberates humanity from the constraints of nature and contravenes the ordering of day and night. The power that travels through poles and wires is an invisible yet vital force that connects us each to the other. Power! is about the way in which electricity is generated and distributed. The way decisions about the generation and distribution of electricity are made affects us all.