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From Orchids to Octopi: An Evolutionary Fantasy

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Darwin Year Theatrical Event!

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 PM

National Library of Medicine
Lister Hill Center Auditorium
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38A
Bethesda, MD

Underground Railway Theater
Catalyst Collaborative@MIT

A staged workshop reading of a play by Melinda Lopez

In celebration of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday

Followed by a conversation with the playwright, director,
cast and David Carlini, PhD, molecular biologist, American University

A carnival barker, dinosaurs, pregnancy hallucinations, and a muralist's evolving work all play
a role in this witty new play about the theory of evolution. Charles and Emma Darwin comment on it all.

Non-NIH staff, please allow 20 minutes for entrance into this secure facility.

Free and open to the public!
Complimentary refreshments & snacks, 5:45pm!

For more information: Michael Sappol,, 301.594.0348.

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