Ceremonial Hall Suggested donation $5
In honor of Darwin Day, Ethics and the Theater will present How the World Began, by Catherine Trieschmann.
Teaching high-school science today is a delicate proposition, particularly in a small Midwestern town, and still more so when that town has been devastated by a tornado that killed 17 neighbors. Delicacy, unfortunately, eludes Susan, an outsider who has come to town with good intentions and excellent educational qualifications but little experience in the classroom or with people whose beliefs differ from hers. Clashes are inevitable but, in this remarkably sensitive and openhearted play, not at all predictable in how the various participants react and interact. In the end, how one explains the universe is perhaps less important than how one lives within it.
Cast: Aaron Simon Gross, Kevin Kilner, and Christina Kirk. Pat Debrovner directs. Pat Berens narrates. Discussion of the ethical issues of the play, led by Dr. Charles Debrovner, following the play.
Come at 6:30 pm for a wine and cheese reception.