CRE Outreach is pleased to present the reprise of Point of Extinction, a Science Fiction Political Thriller written by Cosette Ruesga and David Shecter featuring original songs by Laurie Grant. The production is directed by Greg Shane, Artistic Director of CRE Outreach and performed by Theatre by the Blind, the only blind theater company in the country producing original works. The show features actors doing the improbable with great skill and the gifted musicians with autism from Rex & Friends. The show premiered at The Blue Door in June 2019 and is back by popular demand at the Robert Frost Auditorium 4401 Elenda St, Culver City, CA 90230 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3pm. This production is made possible in part by the City of Culver City, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Performing Arts Grant Program, with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Point of Extinction takes place 100 years in the future after a super volcano has destroyed more than a third of Earth’s population, with the fallout rendering many of the survivors disabled. In the United States of America, the new government tries to rebuild while resources are running low for the entire population, with the entire world quickly reaching the breaking point. When President Geneva Winters proposes a law forcing the disabled to take an experimental serum she claims will cure them, the suspicious opposition begins to question whether her intentions are pure or sinister. Will they be able to organize in time to save many innocent lives, proving it’s never too late in life to do the right thing?
This awe-inspiring production—the biggest in CRE Outreach’s history—features illusions created by Magic Castle magician Dominik Krzanowski, and it challenges conventional expectations about the capabilities of individuals who live without sight, struggle with movement, or have difficulty understanding the complexities of social interactions.
Featured in the cast from Theatre by the Blind are: Coco Atama, Arnett Coates, Willie Ruth Cooke, Melanie Hernandez, Julio Hoyos, Leela Kazerouni, Kenny Lee, Carlos Martinez, Maliaka Mitchell, Magally Ocampo, Ernest Pipoly, David Sandoval, Matthew Saracho and Sheila Walker.