The Extinction Therapist
Approximate running time: 2 hours
190 King William Street
Hamilton ON L8R 1A8
Playing January 25 – February 11, 2023
Written by Clem Martini World Première
Dr. Marshall’s therapeutic practice offers unconventional group support to those threatened with imminent extinction. In his current sessions, a libidinous woolly mammoth, a testy short-eared shrew, the uncompromising smallpox virus, an insecure tyrannosaurus rex and the hapless Minister for the Environment convene to receive therapy, in an attempt to come to terms with the complicated, volatile feelings associated with their precarious life-and-death circumstances. When Dr. Marshall’s personal issues are inadvertently introduced, matters of the heart, matters of environmental culpability, and personal mortality become inextricably intertwined.