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    From Orchids to Octopi

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    March 31 - May 2, 2010


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    From Orchids to Octopi

    Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, Underground Railway Theater’s science theater initiative with MIT, presents the World Premiere of From Orchids To Octopi (March 31 - May 2) by award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez. Commissioned by the National Institutes of Health to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of “On the Origin of Species,” surprises erupt as a muralist’s work is derailed by hallucinations, pregnancy, and dinosaurs...

    Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, Underground Railway Theater’s science theater initiative with MIT, presents the World Premiere of From Orchids To Octopi (March 31 - May 2) by award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez. Commissioned by the National Institutes of Health to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of “On the Origin of Species,” surprises erupt as a muralist’s work is derailed by hallucinations, pregnancy, and dinosaurs in this witty take on how we understand – or do not – the theory of evolution. Charles Darwin comments on it all.


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    450 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

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    $35 for adults, $25 for seniors, $20 for students, and $15 student rush, when available.


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    Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees on Sundays at 2 PM


    phone: 866-811-4111


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    • Event Name: From Orchids to Octopi
      "Wonderful ... Too bad it has ended already"
      Comment posted by: Patricia B from Sharon, MA, May 10, 2010

      Ms Lopez's play is a wonderful combination of history, science , witty and clever dialogue, time travel, beautiful set designs. The actors were all impressive and engaging. The only bad thing is... Expand

    • Event Name: From Orchids to Octopi
      "From Orchids to Octopi"
      Comment posted by: R J Holden from Waitsfield, Vermont, Apr 26, 2010

      We enjoyed the small theatre setting with a well designed seating that allowed a good view of the performance. Many players multi-tasked playing each character with a unique and fitting performance.... Expand

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