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The E Word: A Playground Adaptation

May 8, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 9, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 10, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 13, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 14, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 15, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 16, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 17, 2009
12:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 20, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 21, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 22, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 23, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm

On the heels of the hotly debated Texas SBOE science TEKS revisions, and on the anniversaries of Darwin’s birth and the Origin of Species’ publication, comes a diplomacy effort in the science/religion struggle with evolution.  This promises to be Austin’s premiere Darwinmania event!
The world premiere of
The E Word: A Playground Adaptation
A tender comedy with songs!
National figures are paying attention:
“Like NOVA meets Barney. You’ll never look at Darwin’s finches the same way again.  Sparlin has delivered a lovely message that is topical and poignant.”
– Chris Castillo Comer,
former Director of Science for the Texas Education Agency
“If you’ve ever wondered why the ‘E word’ matters, or why preachers, politicians and teachers battle endlessly over Darwin’s great idea, your questions are tackled in Sparlin’s new play.  Questions that flow effortlessly, just as they should, from the mouths of babes.”
author of Only a Theory:  Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul
“At this time in history, few things are more important than celebrating the truth, beauty and utility of an evolutionary worldview.  Sparlin masterfully accomplishes this in ‘The E Word’.  Brilliant!”
author of Thank God for Evolution:  How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World

Statewide/Locally this project has the support of:

Clare Wuellner, Executive Director, Center For Inquiry Austin

Steven Schafersman, President, Texas Citizens for Science

Ryan Valentine, Deputy Director, Texas Freedom Network

Join a class of insatiably curious kindergarteners as they try to answer the big questions about science and religion.   There’s make believe mayhem as they become finches, tortoises, barnacles, beetles, Eve and Newton!  We are along on their journey as the children struggle with the answers they find; the same struggles we still wrestle with as adults.
Not appropriate for children under 12.
Writer/Director Sharon Sparlin is a science playwright in Austin, Texas.  Her 2003 play Curieosity, about Marie and Pierre Curie, was nominated for the David Mark Cohen New Play award, was pronounced by Michael Barnes at the Austin American-Statesman as “almost ready for Manhattan”, and won an Outstanding Choreography award.  And her 2007 Frontera FringeFest piece The Earth is a Fluid won Best of Fest.
The Details
May 8-23, 2009
All shows 8pm
May 8,9,10    13,14,15,16,17   20,21,22,23
The Off Center 2211-A Hidalgo St,  Austin TX  78702
Tickets $15-25 at
Or by cash or check at the door
Wednesdays are Pay What You Wish
Not appropriate for children under 12

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