The theatre department will present Sean Gaffney’s Moreau on the Covenant College stage, beginning February 19, 2016.
Professor Camille Hallstrom will direct Moreau, which is based on H.G. Wells’ novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. A sci-fi thriller, the play follows shipwrecked Edward Prendick as he discovers the horrors hidden on a mad scientist’s island. Moreau explores the temptation to turn science and ourselves into gods.
“I first came across this remarkable play when Globalstage put Taproot Theatre’s original production on video,” said Hallstrom. “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 great discussion points for themes like, ‘What does it actually mean to be human?’”
Following the February 20 performance of Moreau, a panel discussion will examine science, God, and the nature of humanity. Dr. Hans Madueme, assistant professor of theology, and Dr. Richard Nelson, professor of biology, will lead the discussion.
Moreau will run February 19, 20, and 26 at 8:00 p.m. and February 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and seniors. A preview performance will be held on February 18 at 8:00 p.m. Discounted tickets for the preview performance are available at $5 for adults and $3 for students, faculty, staff, and seniors. To reserve tickets, contact the box office at 706.419.1051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.