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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from Patricia Lohmar
25 events 2 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Mar 31 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Laura Sipser Segel
6 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from BRMintz
41 events 30 reviews

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.

reviewed Apr 04 2010 report as inappropriate
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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.

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