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Mad Cat Theatre premieres climate-change comedy

Mad Cat Theatre premieres climate-change comedy

Remember a few years ago when Gov. Rick Scott allegedly banned Florida’s government from using terms such as “climate change,” “global warming” and “sustainability”?

Miami playwright Theo Reyna does, and that is what his dark comedy “Firemen Are Rarely Necessary” is about. Mad Cat Theatre is mounting the production in a world premiere June 29-July 16 at the Miami Theatre Center in Miami Shores.

“Any mention of climate change in state sanctioned [Florida] reports was discouraged. If you were a scientist or a state official and you end up mentioning it, it was likely that you would lose your job. This policy was never written down anywhere, as far as I know but enough people...