Saturday June 19, 2010 / 8:00pmTrumpery
Assigned at Box Office
How was your experience?
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 theory of descent by natural selection. He had arrived at his idea by reading Malthus. Darwin had followed the same line of reasoning. It was fascinating to see the characters come to life in the play. Besides Darwin, there was his beloved daughter, his wife, Huxley, Wallace, etc. For me it was enlightening and exciting.