AFTER DARWIN

Genre: Drama
©ITG
written by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by John Hurley

Impetuous Theater Group celebrates the bicentennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species with the New York premiere of AFTER DARWIN by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Tony-nominated Our Country's Good).

AFTER DARWIN begins in 1831 as naturalist Charles Darwin embarks on a South American journey with Robert FitzRoy, a scientist and fundamentalist Christian. The men's voyage aboard the HMS Beagle leads to Darwin embracing a radical vision of the world's evolution, and a fracture in his relationship with FitzRoy, who is determined for faith to win out. After Darwin unveils FitzRoy and Darwin's incredible story as well as the the struggles of a cast of modern actors to deal with the consequences of Darwin's theories during rehearsal of a play about the fateful journey.

AFTER DARWIN premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in the United Kingdom in 1998. The Belfast Telegraph raved that "Like Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, After Darwin leads its audience through difficult concepts, scarcely allowing us to catch our breath before offering another idea for our consideration. After Darwin is everything good theatre should be -thought provoking, quality entertainment."
 


About the Company: Impetuous Theater Group

Impetuous Theater Group is a member based Indie Theater company dedicated to producing new work in New York with emerging artists through ensemble, creation of family, and education.



Cast: Jonathan Tindle, Benjamin Ellis Fine, Heather Grayson, Tarantino Smith
Preview:   05/07/09
Open:   05/08/09
Close:   05/24/09

Schedule:
Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm
additional performances:
Monday, May 11 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 17 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 24 at 8:00 pm.
Theater:   Access Theater
Address:   380 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: NR to Canal., walk south on Broadway to theatre.

Cost:$18 for performances; preview is pay what you can
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Company: Impetuous Theater Group         Official Web Site: www.impetuoustheater.org