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Inner life of Charles Darwin imagined in Dreaming Darwin

January 21, 2010

The ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film

Next up in the School of Theatre and Film’s New Works Series is a staged reading of Dreaming Darwin. The play is a fantasy about British naturalist Charles Darwin. Audience members can see the work in its early form, while a fuller, workshop production of Dreaming Darwin is planned for the 2010–11 School of Theatre and Film MainStage season.

"The year 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, arguably one of the most influential books of the 19th century,” says director Lance Gharavi, associate professor in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film. "What you will see in 'Dreaming Darwin' is a single moment in an evolutionary process of collective creationism."

Nelson Fine Arts Center Studio 133, 51 E. 10th St., ASU Tempe campus

Feb. 4–6; 7:30 p.m.


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The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit

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Laurie A. Trotta Valenti
ASU Herberger Institute 
School of Theatre and Film