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Jun5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comet: A One-Act Play


When an approaching comet threatens Earth, a small group of astronomers grapple with the question: warn the world, or keep silent?

Comet is an original play, making its debut at Chicago Dramatists as part of Rhinofest 2024. The story centers on the fictional members of the Minor Planet Center (MPC), an international organization based in Boston which acts as the worldwide repository of information about comets, asteroids, and other natural satellites. Members of the MPC serve an important purpose not only as a scientific body, but as one preoccupied with planetary defense; if an asteroid or comet ever threatens Earth, the Minor Planet Center will be the first to raise the alarm.

Comet envisions a scenario where an event like this occurs, leaving the members of the MPC to grapple with the choice of sharing the news with the world, or concealing it.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can!


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Dynegy Business Connections reception 071119
West Loop

Former warehouses now house the city’s most buzzed-about dining scene.

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Neighborhood
Dynegy Business Connections reception 071119
West Loop

Former warehouses now house the city’s most buzzed-about dining scene.

Jun5
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comet: A One-Act Play


When an approaching comet threatens Earth, a small group of astronomers grapple with the question: warn the world, or keep silent?

Comet is an original play, making its debut at Chicago Dramatists as part of Rhinofest 2024. The story centers on the fictional members of the Minor Planet Center (MPC), an international organization based in Boston which acts as the worldwide repository of information about comets, asteroids, and other natural satellites. Members of the MPC serve an important purpose not only as a scientific body, but as one preoccupied with planetary defense; if an asteroid or comet ever threatens Earth, the Minor Planet Center will be the first to raise the alarm.

Comet envisions a scenario where an event like this occurs, leaving the members of the MPC to grapple with the choice of sharing the news with the world, or concealing it.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can!


Learn more about the area

Neighborhood
Dynegy Business Connections reception 071119
West Loop

Former warehouses now house the city’s most buzzed-about dining scene.

Learn more about the area

Neighborhood
Dynegy Business Connections reception 071119
West Loop

Former warehouses now house the city’s most buzzed-about dining scene.

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