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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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Venue was easy to find, intimate, very comfortable and staff was very helpful and friendly. Parking was convenient and reasonably priced. Dress to me, was business casual and the audience adhered respectfully to it. Great time. Highly recommended.
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Parking in Public lot across the street.
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"From Orchids To Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story"
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4.5 average rating
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6 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 10 2010

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

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30 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 04 2010

To echo another respondent, this production is one of the most enjoyable I've been to in a long time! It's clever, funny, and instructive all at the same time! Don't miss it.

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8 reviews
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attended Apr 04 2010

This is one of the most enjoyable engaging theatrical events I have attended in a long time. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Just buy a ticket and go out for an enjoyable time.

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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 Theater

The 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.