Director of the show, Camille Hallstrom says "I first came across this remarkable play when Globalstage put the original stage production on video. A science horror story, the play sticks close to the novel in the first half, but takes some creative license later, making for hugely engaging drama, but also a great discussion of themes like 'science as god,' and 'what does it actually mean to be human?' There's even a hint of the potential for future atrocity via gene splicing and the like, warning us we tend to be 'a species that desires knowledge faster than understanding, who seeks information over wisdom.'"
A panel discussion following the February 20 performance will examine such themes with medical doctor and theology professor Dr. Hans Madueme, biology professor Dr. Richard Nelson and the director.
"Moreau" will preview on February 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the preview are $3 for students, staff and seniors, and $5 for adults. It opens February 19 with performances running February 19, 20 and 26 at 8 p.m. and February 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the performances are $5 for students, staff and seniors, and $7 for adults. To reserve tickets or for more information, call the box office at (706) 419-1051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.