As part of its year-long series of events to honor the life and contributions of Charles Darwin, Case Western Reserve University, in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is bringing Floyd Sandford to Cleveland to perform his acclaimed one-man show, Darwin Remembers–Recollections of a Life's Voyage, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the museum.
The free, public show is sponsored by the Case Western Reserve Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO) and is part of the Year of Darwin and Evolution celebration. Reservations to the show can be made by calling (216) 231-1177 or by registering online.
The play, written and performed by Sandford, emeritus biology professor at Coe College, is a living history re-enactment based on the life and work of Darwin. It includes scientific content and his work related to evolution, personal elements and a recreation of the historic debate at between Bishop Samuel Wilberforce and the biologist Thomas Huxley in 1860, with the actor portraying both roles.
"The show is quite unique," said Patricia Princehouse, research associate at the Institute for the Science of Origins. "He uses the stage as a vehicle to give access to people who may not be as driven to find out more about Darwin."
It's a return engagement for Sandford, who performed this show here four years ago. "It was very well received and people wanted to him back," noted Princehouse.
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