Charles Darwin's Story in Historical Drama Trumpery from Olney Theatre Center
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The last date listed for Trumpery was Sunday July 4, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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Featured review from Jerilyn
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While the acting was uniformly excellent, the script itself could have used some serious editing. The second act was too long, Darwin's angst was never ending and a number of elements could have been eliminated. However, the subject matter did encourage a lively discussion following the production.
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This was a most interesting play for me because I knew a lot about the history of how Darwin was motivated to publish "Origin of the Species" in 1859, following receipt of a letter from Alfred Russell Wallace. In his letter, Wallace outlined the...continued
By Peter Parnell
The year is 1858 and Charles Darwin struggles to finish his theory of natural selection while coping with his daughter’s fatal illness and his own loss of faith. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, an unknown young explorer named Wallace is about to come up with the exact same theory. Both vibrantly comic and deeply moving, this gripping drama examines whether scientific discovery inevitably routs religion and spirituality or whether there’s a place for all three.
For those who love historically based dramas like Copenhagen and Democracy, this area premiere is not to be missed.
The performance runs two hours and 10 minutes including a 15 minute intermission. No haze, smoke or strobe lighting is used and there is minimal stage combat.