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To be filed under “You just can’t make things like this up.”

Via The Daily Caller: Feds spent $700,000 on a climate change musical

It looks like the National Science Foundation has been handing out grants for some unorthodox research projects, according to House Republicans….

The $700,000 went to the play “The Great Immensity,” which is being put on by an investigative theater group called The Civilians. The play is set to premiere next month in New York City.

The play’s plot is summarized as follows: “Through her search, Phyllis uncovers a mysterious plot surrounding the upcoming international climate summit in Auckland. As the days count down to the Auckland Summit, Phyllis must decipher the plan and possibly stop it in time. With arresting projected film and video and a wide-ranging score of songs, The Great Immensity is a highly theatrical look into one of the most vital questions of our time: how can we change ourselves and our society in time to solve the enormous environmental challenges that confront us?”

Sounds like a serious contender for a Tony.

For: Most Outrageous Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars In A Play, Ever.

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  1. CZ455 says:

    ~ and this is why we don’t have nice things ~

  2. Maynard says:

    I have worked with zero-budget community theaters. These people struggle and sacrifice and put their hearts into grueling efforts. It’s a crazy world, and some of the participants are a bit crazy or worse, but they’re sincere and driven. The stark contrast between real human beings and the no-talent parasites whose major skill is to peel the people’s money out of Uncle Sugar’s endless wallet is troubling. Aside from the ridiculous inhumanity at play, doesn’t anyone understand that we are broke?

  3. Alain41 says:

    Investigative Theater is putting on The Great Immensity. Sounds religious. Or the title of a Monty Python sketch. I’ll take Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, and the kids putting on a show.

  4. Ginger says:

    Why don’t they call it “The Great Enmity” ?

  5. Alain41 says:

    I hope the The Great Immensity doesn’t include, Ratzilla!

  6. Alain41 says:

    Earth Hour is nigh. Last Saturday in March between 8:30 – 9:30pm is Earth Hour.

    “During Earth Hour 2014, some of America’s most famous skylines, including those in New York City, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco, will go dark for one hour in a dramatic call for action on climate change and energy conservation.”

    Here are some events planned for Earth Hour including Spiderman in Singapore.

    I thought the lights in Chicago were turned off years ago. Anyway, if you’ve got em, light em!

  7. Chuck says:

    “The Great Immensity”, in honor of Al Gore’s weight?

  8. Kitten says:

    To quote the “not so great” congresswoman from TX, Sheila Jackson Lee: “If you love America, you put money in it’s hole”

  9. Alain41 says:

    In unrelated musical news, this is the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision contest singing Waterloo.

    And speaking of Waterloo, June 2015 will be the 200th anniversary of that battle.

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