Friday, March 12, 2010

Mar 22 NCAS Night at the Theater
From Orchids to Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story

Please join other NCAS members at the Bethesda Theatre (7719 Wisconsin Avenue) on Monday, March 22 at 7: 30 p.m. for the world premier of a new play in which “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.” Following the close of its world premiere shows in Bethesda, this NIH-commissioned play will head to the Boston area, so be sure to catch it while you can. From Orchids to Octopi, written by award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez and produced by the Catalyst Collaborative at MIT in consultation with scientific experts from MIT and Harvard, is part of a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

Following the performance, audience members are invited to join an open conversation with scientific experts and cast members.

Full-price tickets are $22.75 including fees, but NCAS has a limited number of group-rate $15 tickets. Please contact us at or 301-587-3827 to reserve your seats. One pair will be given away to a lucky NCAS member (sorry, offer limited to NCASers only!) at our March 20 event. More details at