Cleveland Public Theatre Brings Back Audience Favorite Darwinii: The Comeuppance of Man

Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan proudly brings back Darwinii: The Comeuppance of Man, a one man show written by Glen Berger with story by Glen Berger and Brett Keyser.

Argentine Cristobal has stolen the original Charles Darwin manuscripts from rare book libraries around the world. Why? Because he’s convinced he’s the great-great-great-great-bastard-grandson of the father of Natural Selection. As part of his sentence he must deliver a public apology, during which he digresses into a fresh and outrageous take on the evolution of man and the inherent human need to understand his place in society.

Darwinii was commissioned by the American Philosophical Society Museum (APS) and debuted at the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, where it had a sold out run. Berger is a widely acclaimed playwright, who recently co-wrote the book for the musical adaptation of Spider-Man.

Brett Keyser, a Philadelphia–based performer, writer and director and the recipient of the prestigious Independence Foundation Fellowship for Performing Arts, is coming back to play Cristobal once again after getting reviews such as “Darwinii is one of the most mesmerizing pieces of theater this town has seen in a decade.” ~ Tony Brown, Plain Dealer.

“Those who have seen Keyser in performance can attest to his stunning technique and emotional power. It’s an amazing new script with unexpected twists, masterfully played,” said Raymond Bobgan executive artistic director of CPT.

Darwinii will perform in the Storefront Studio. Tickets are priced $10-$25. Show times are 7:00 p.m.

Darwinii opens at CPT Friday, March 2 and runs thru Saturday March 17th, (with a preview Thursday, March 1) in the Storefront Studio, 6415 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District. Performances are at 7:00 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Tickets are $10- $25, with free beer on Fridays!

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