New Play From Orchids To Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story from Underground Railway Theater
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The last date listed for From Orchids To Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story was Sunday May 2, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Pulp becomes palpable when two contemporary characters enter the world of a trashy romance novel in Her Aching Heart. Harriet and Molly just happen to both be reading the same book, the steamy Her Aching Heart, when their imaginations transport them right into the Victorian world of the trashy tale. Transformed into the wicked Harriet Hellstone and the saintly Molly Penhallow, the women indulge in bodice-ripping affairs, encounter absurd characters and are swept up in passions of epic proportions. Tony-nominated playwright Bryony Lavery has loaded this farce with songs, miracles and send-ups of countless cliches, each one funnier than the last. Lee Mikeska Gardner directs two actresses who portray every character -- males included -- in this witty and riveting comedy from The Nora Theatre Company. Learn More
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What a delight! Melinda Lopez has written a funny, poignant, warm and thought-provoking play about evolution that is accessible to scientists and non-scientist alike. Don't let the subject matter fool you - you will enjoy this play even if you always hated science. Evolution may be the theme but it is the characters and their stories that give the play its depth. I loved it and recommend it to EVERYONE!
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We weren't sure what to expect from a play that seemed like it might be quite cerebral but we loved it! It was funny and thought-provoking, the acting was superb, the stage set was incredibly well designed to flow and form and "evolve" with the...continued
From Orchids To Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story By Melinda Lopez
Directed by Diego Arciniegas
Underground Railway Theater’s science theater initiative with MIT – presents this World Premiere by award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez, commissioned by the National Institutes of Health to celebrate the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species. Surprises erupt as a muralist’s work is derailed by hallucinations, pregnancy, and dinosaurs in this witty take on how we understand – or do not – the theory of evolution. Charles Darwin comments on it all.
About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square TheaterThe Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.
URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.
During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.