In Celebrating the publication "On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin, the downstage theater in association with Conditional Productiions presents the Collapsing creation.
Arthur Meek's bold new play explores the courage of a visionary who must battle his conscience and soul to change the world and find the strength to face the fallout.
In the Origin of Species confronts the rigid scientific orthodoxy of his time ,challenges religioin including the profound faith of his wife Emma and ultimatelt evoves into ideas beyond his imagination or control.
FREE LECTURE SERIES:
Each Saturday during season
Learn what New Zealand’s experts think on a range of subjects relating to Darwin and evolution. Guest speakers include experts from Te Papa, GNS and the Allan Wilson Centre. A document with the full lecture/ debate schedule follows.
Dates: 5-28 NOV
Times: 6:30pm Tue-Wed and 8pm Thu-Sat.
Prices: $25 to $45. Meet the Artists: Tue 10 NOV
Matinee: Sat 21 NOV – 2pm
Downstage Theatre Society 45th Birthday event: Fri 20 NOV
Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at (04) 801 6946 or in person at Downstage’s box office. For up-to-date information visit www.downstage.co.nz