Genre: Drama, Solo Performance
written and performed by Patricia Buckley and directed by Michele Chivu

Scientific fact and family history collide in this tale of a woman’s extraordinary transformation and her family’s absurd and tragic attempts to prevent it. Mixing performance, puppetry, and miniatures with a lush video design by Jim Findlay (Collapsable Giraffe, Cynthia Hopkins), EVOLUTION is a fascinating exploration of identity, family and illness cross cut with the story of the back-to-the-water evolutionary process of the whale.

EVOLUTION, which was developed by the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, originally premiered at The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, where the Syracuse Post Standard called it “a taut, creative, multi-character, one-woman show that will make you laugh as well as jolt your serious sensibilities.”

The design team includes Jim Findlay (set and vide design); Thomas Dunn (lighting design); Anna Alisa Belous (costume design); and Will Pickens (sound design). Marc Mellits composed the original score. The production stage manager is David A. Vandervliet.

Preview:   04/26/12
Open:   05/02/12
Close:   05/20/12

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM
Friday at 8:30 PM
Saturday at 2:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Sunday at 3:30 PM
Theater:   59E59 Theaters
Address:   59 East 59th Street
New York, NY
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Company: 59E59 Theaters         Official Web Site: www.59e59.org