The city is not in ruins – it is no longer there. All cities on Earth have disappeared after the eco-disaster that humankind brought upon itself. Water levels have risen, the next ice age will soon be upon us. The planet, however, continues to thrive; as it always would. And people? Where are they? Humankind is over. Almost. Only Aiko remains and is travelling this hostile environment via a makeshift boat. Desperate to find human company and leave this mess behind, this naïve city kid heads to find the land – and the people – that she hopes must be out there somewhere.
As the secrets of the planet in its new state are revealed, and with only Toru to advise her, Aiko has to make a decision that will impact on humankind – does she start the cycle of endless human interference in the planet’s wellbeing again? Or allow Earth to readjust, for the better, without us posing a threat to its future?
Pale Blue Dot is an E52 Production, written by Dave Windass and directed by Andrew Pearson.
Performed by Sarah Brignall.
Photo by Jerome Whittingham
Illustrations by Gareth Sleightholme.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS SINCE THE MOON LANDINGS
18.104.22.168 JULY 2019. JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY. CHESHIRE