Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre's IN THE GARDEN World Premiere Opens Tonight

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. In the Garden runs April 16 - June 15, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening tonight, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Long before The Origin of Species will forever change the world, Charles Darwin meets Emma Wedgewood and they forever change each other. In the space between science and faith, they find an unexpected and unlikely romance. In the Garden chronicles the struggle of two fiercely independent individuals, divided by ideology but united by a fire that fuels a passionate lifelong debate: evolution vs. salvation. Only by embracing this duality can they possibly navigate the struggles, triumphs, losses and discoveries that await.

The cast includes Ensemble Member Andrew White (Charles Darwin) with Jonathan Babbo (Young Charles and others), Cindy Gold (Harriet and others), Caroline Heffernan (Young Emma and others), Rebecca Spence (Emma Darwin) and Austin Tichenor (Dr. Darwin and others).

The creative team for In the Garden includes Collette Pollard (Scenic Designer), Mara Blumenfeld (Costume Designer/Ensemble Member), JR Lederle (Lighting Designer), Sarah Burnham (Properties Designer), Tess Golden (Production Stage Manager) and Jeri Frederickson (Assistant Stage Manager).

Tickets are now on sale to the public at the Lookingglass box office, located at Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave., online at www.lookingglasstheatre.org and by phone at (312) 337-0665.

Photo Credit: Liz Lauren

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