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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La Marquise du Châtelet was a mathematician, a physicist and the toast of the Enlightenment. So why then is the Marquise not better known? Perhaps Voltaire put it best when he said du Châtelet was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman." Now, Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, the brilliant play from Lauren Gunderson (Leap), resurrects this fascinating personality. Brought back from the dead, Emilie is determined to answer the questions that haunted her dying moments on Earth: "Was I right?" and "Was I loved?" As she travels back in time to revisit key moments in her scientific and emotional journeys, the full extent of her remarkably prescient legacy is revealed in this smart, surprising and sexy portrait of a true genius. 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.
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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.