Darwin in Malibu
By Crispin Whittell
Now available in-person AND online for streaming!
Malibu, California. One hundred and twenty years after his death, Charles Darwin (‘the Devil’s Chaplain’) is hanging out at a beach house overlooking the Pacific with a girl young enough to be his daughter. His peace is rudely disrupted when his old friend Thomas Huxley (‘the Devil’s Disciple’) washes up on the beach, closely followed by the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce. These three find themselves entangled in an enthralling and thought-provoking comedy about God and science.
“A hoot and a half…Wonderfully entertaining.” —Financial Times (London). “Fiercely intelligent…an exceptionally spry play with big ideas and a big heart. You should see it—not just because it’s there, but because we are here.” —Guardian (London)
Patrons will be required to wear masks and show proof of a negative COVID test result (within 48 hours). A vaccination card may be shown in lieu of the test. Photocopies or a photo on your phone of medical records will be accepted.
Our HVAC systems have been upgraded with germicidal UV light purification systems. These systems use photohydroionization technology which is the same technology that is been used in the medical industry to destroy airborne micro-organisms (germs, viruses, and bacteria).
PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS
PLEASE NOTE: Patrons will be required to wear masks and show their vaccination card or negative COVID test result (within 48 hours) prior to entering the theater. Photo copies or a photo on your phone of medical records will be accepted. Our HVAC systems have been upgraded with germicidal UV light purification systems. These systems use photohydroionization technology which is the same technology that is been used in the medical industry to destroy airborne micro-organisms (germs, viruses, and bacteria).
Previews: Sept 26, 30 and Oct 1
Opening Night: Oct 2, 2021
Playing Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm
though Oct 24, 2021
Tickets: $59 – $35
Sunday, Oct. 3 at 3pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance
Special opportunities for each of the MainStage productions to help you connect with the work at MST in new ways.
PART OF THE ART Series Events for Darwin in Malibu
Sept. 7 at 6:45pm: Join us for a free, first read-thru of Darwin in Malibu. For who are new to us, this is a Part of the Art Series event where you get to be a fly on the wall for the very first rehearsal, hearing the cast read the play aloud for the first time together. PLEASE NOTE: Masks and proof of vaccination required. We will not be serving drinks at eats at this rehearsal, due to COVID.
October 3: Following the matinee, Dr. John Lienhard, originator of The Engines of Our Ingenuity and Prof. Emeritus of Engineering and of History at the University of Houston, will give a post-show talk followed by an open discussion with the artists and audience.
October 10: Prof. Scott Solomon, evolutionary biologist, Rice University, will give a post-show talk about Charles Darwin, his views on religion, and other aspects of his personal life.
October 17: Following the matinee, join us for a discussion with playwright Crispin Whittell. The discussion will be at the theater but we will Zoom Crispin in, as he is in England!