T.C. BOYLE at Seattle U
Co-presented with TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE. A fiction virtuoso who has been coming our way for nearly thirty years, first visiting Elliott Bay with his PEN/Faulkner Award-winning World’s End, T.C. Boyle is here tonight with his swirling newest, The Terranauts (Ecco). “An avid, droll, and Darwinian-minded observer of nature both human and at-large, Boyle loves pressure-cooker situations, whether it’s life on a small island or in a hippie commune or an architect’s studio. His latest closed-systems drama is a masterful variation on the infamous 1990s Biosphere 2 experiments during which scientists lived in a large terrarium under the Arizona sun, seeking new ecological understandings with an eye to long-term space missions...As Boyle raises the stakes to see how his lab humans react, he also suggests disquieting questions about our strengths and weaknesses, our deleterious impact on the planet, and our ability to address environmental concerns. A virtuoso storyteller and a connoisseur of hubris, Boyle mesmerizes and provokes.” -Donna Seaman, Booklist. $5 tickets are available at the door or in advance via www.townhallseattle.org (1.888.377.4510).