Extinction – our team’s work in the limelight

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The Conservation Ecology Centre’s work is in the limelight!

Extinction is a timely and intelligent new Australian play by Helpmann award winning playwright and screenwriter Hannie Rayson (Hotel Sorrento, Life After George), directed by acclaimed film director and producer Nadia Tass (Malcolm, Matching Jack). Inspired by the work of the Conservation Ecology Centre, Extinction draws attention to the plight of the endangered tiger quoll – the largest marsupial predator on the Australian mainland.

It delves deep into the heart of human morals, choices and tightly-held convictions. Extinction wraps an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story. What would you choose?
The tiger quoll once ruled the dense Otway forest but is now almost extinct. A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely good samaritan. Both are hell-bent on saving the species, but intentions are murky. What will be compromised in the quest to save the quoll? Nothing is black and white in this intriguing story about love, sex, money and power played out under the shadow of global warming.

Extinction delves deep into the heart of our own morals, choices and tightly-held convictions, wrapping an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story.

Produced by Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Red Stitch Actors Theatre and featuring a stellar cast including Brett Cousins, Ngaire Dawn Fair, Natasha Herbert and Colin Lane. Extinction is touring Victoria and ACT this July and August.

Special price for Conservation Ecology Centre friends – minimum $10 off full adult price

To purchase tickets at the special price: Choose the venue below, click the booking link and select a performance date. For Geelong and Canberra, enter the promo code EXCE2016 to purchase your discounted tickets.

13-16 July
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Enter the promo code EXCE2016

20-23 July
Canberra Entertainment Centre
Enter the promo code EXCE2016

9-13 August
Arts Centre Melbourne

Conservation of the endangered Tiger Quoll is a major focus of our work at the Conservation Ecology Centre. Since the rediscovery of this special species in the Otways by our team in 2012 we are working hard to chart a course for the quolls’ recovery. There’s less drama and corruption in our world than in the play of course, but the urgency is true – we need to work quickly, we need to be strategic and we need to take a scientific approach in order to be successful. Learn more about our efforts to conserve the Tiger Quoll.