THE HOW AND THE WHY
a play by SARAH TREEM
directed by CARYL BUTTERLEY
new performance dates to be determined
Evolution and emotion collide in this thought-provoking play about science, family, and survival of the fittest. On the eve of a prestigious conference Rachel, a young, up-and-coming evolutionary biologist with a radical new hypothesis challenges the work and life choices of an established professor, who is revealed to be her birth mother. This intimate and keenly perceptive play, written by the former writer and co-executive producer of House of Cards, examines the development and progression of scientific theory, along with the difficult choices faced by women of every generation.
“A smart, densely textured work about men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny …” — New York Times