Episode 383. Meet The Darwins

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Screenshot 2014-04-07 16.22.54Playwright Sara Gmitter talks about her new play In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story (now getting its world premiere at the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago), which explores the long and successful romance between Charles and Emma Darwin: A woman who believed in God and heaven and salvation — and the man who wrote The Origin of Species. Featuring rehearsal discoveries, the challenges of titles, the value of comedy, the importance of respect, making the intellectual emotional and the political personal, balancing the absurd with the tragic, Hollywood taglines, and a surprisingly rare sympathetic portrayal of a person of faith. (Length 22:17)

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Ian Tregillis · April 8, 2014 at 8:06 am

What a lovely conversation! Very entertaining.

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