Global warming remains a somewhat distant concept for many people, and suburban family man Herb counts himself one of them - that is, until the heating of the earth starts to affect production of his beloved maple syrup. That's when this unassuming dad transforms into Herb The Green Knight, star crusader for environmental justice in a riotous new comedy at Detroit Repertory Theatre. As his flustered wife tries to reign him in, Herb enlists his two teenaged kids' help with his heroic efforts, which range from keeping the lights turned off to dressing up as a banana tree, to storming a downtown energy summit meeting in his homemade knight's outfit and flying a green banner atop the statehouse.
Recommended for ages 12 and up. Running time is 1 hour, 45 minutes, including one intermission.