The Nature of Mutation
UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.
John Walch's drama sounds fiercely clever and topical on a number of levels. A financially strapped university is offered a grant from a private foundation with the stipulation that it must teach “intelligent design” alongside evolution. A community is polarized and everyone takes sides. The implications of this potentially Faustian bargain are explored in depth in a staging directed by UWM's Bill Watson, associate professor for a program that continues to make sharp choices in programming.