IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY

April 16 - June 29, 2014

Written by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter
Directed by Jessica Thebus

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.

ARTISTS

SARA GMITTER, Writer
JESSICA THEBUS, Director
COLLETTE POLLARD, Scenic Designer
MARA BLUMENFELD, Costume Designer
JR LEDERLE, Lighting Designer
ANDRE PLUESS, Composer/Sound Designer
SARAH BURNHAM, Properties Designer
TESS GOLDEN, Production Stage Manager

FEATURING

JOHN FRANCIS BABBO, Young Charles and others
CINDY GOLD, Harriet and others
CAROLINE HEFFEMAN, Young Emma and others
REBECCA SPENCE, Emma
AUSTIN TICHENOR, Dr. Darwin and others
ANDREW WHITE, Charles

LOOKINGGLASS ARTISTS

Lookingglass is an ensemble based company, with a dedicated group of artists composing its roster of Ensemble Members, Artistic Associates, and Teaching Artists.
MARA BLUMENFELD
Ensemble Member
SARA GMITTER
Artistic Associate
ANDRE PLUESS
Artistic Associate
ANDREW WHITE
Ensemble Member
 
 
 
 

VENUE

Water Tower Water Works
821 N Michigan Ave

RUN TIME

2 Hours and 15 Minutes including one intermission

SPONSORS

United
Art Works

Community Conversations

Betsy and Jim Benoit on behalf of the STS Foundation

Additional Production Support

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
The Pauls Foundation

Consortium Supporters

Leigh and Henry Bienen
Rachel E. Kraft and Douglas R. Brown

Opening Night Sponsor

Park Hyatt Chicago

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