The How & the Why

by Sarah Treem

Two evolutionary biologists, one a graduate student, the other an established leader in her field, meet for the first time. What follows is a smart, complex work about men and women, genetics and genius, and the overwhelming power of biological connection. Part of the 2nd Stages Series.

July 12 - August 4, 2019


Produced & Directed by Lana Palmer


Alicia Piemme Nelson as Rachel

Kelly Rinehart as Zelda


Pay what you will preview on Thurs., July 11th at 8p

Opening night performance on Fri., July 12th at 8p with post-show reception

Post-show discussion with the cast on Sun., July 28th

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  • Starting Thursday, July 11th, 2019, repeated every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, August 04, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
  • Starting Sunday, July 14th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday until Sunday, August 04, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

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