Art Meets Science Sideways

Posted on 11/10/2010 8:59:09 AM

Thursday night, November 11, 2010, is the last performance of Pig Iron Theatre’s Chekhov Lizardbrain. This amazing show takes place at 8:00 p.m. in Waller Hall’s Theater-by-the-Grove.

Chekhov Lizardbrain is the story of a lonely, mildly autistic botanist who conjures up a parade of unsettling and comic recollections in an attempt to shape his fractured memories into a comforting fiction.

Though the brain science it is based on is slightly outdated, Pig Iron Theatre’s investigation of the human condition is 100 percent current.

Pig Iron Theatre is in residence with the Department of Theater and Dance this year as another step in distinguishing our program’s commitment to creative exploration and invention. The company’s current initiative, “Something from Nothing: A Workshop in Theatrical Creation,” is a perfect companion to the thrust of our program toward creative invention.

Come see and be amazed by the show, and come back again for our holiday spectacular, White Christmas, during the first week of December.