In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story

In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story

Charles, you insist that a finch needs thousands of years to
change its beak, but expect a person to change her mind in the
time it takes to read a single book.”

Long before The Origin of Species will forever change the world, Charles Darwin meets Emma Wedgwood and they forever change each other. In the space between science and faith, they find an unexpected and unlikely romance.

In the Garden chronicles the struggle of two fiercely independent individuals, divided by ideology but united by a fire that fuels a passionate lifelong debate: evolution vs. salvation. Only by embracing this duality can they possibly navigate the struggles, triumphs, losses and discoveries that await.


Written by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter
Directed by Jessica Thebus

Featuring Ensemble Member Andrew White with John Francis Babbo, Cindy Gold, Caroline Heffernan, Rebecca Spence and Austin Tichenor.

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Venue Water Tower Water Works

 April 16 - June 29, 2014

Run Time 2 Hours and 15 Minutes including one intermission

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Community Conversations: Betsy and Jim Benoit on behalf of the STS Foundation
Additional production support from Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Pauls Foundation
Consortium Supporters: Leigh and Henry Bienen, and Rachel E. Kraft and Douglas R. Brown

Opening Night Sponsor: Park Hyatt Chicago

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