Monday, March 30, 2009

Botany of Desire - the Musical!

No kidding!

In April 2009, director Alex Harvey and composer John Gromada will be artists-in-residence at the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, developing a new theatrical adaptation of the book The Botany of Desire by Professor of Journalism Michael Pollan. During the residency they will lead a workshop with an ensemble of student actors and singers that will conclude with a public work-in-progress reading of a section of the play on Friday, April 24th, 2009, at 5:30pm in Wheeler Auditorium on the Berkeley campus.

The reading will be introduced by remarks from Harvey and Gromada and followed by comments by Michael Pollan and a question and answer session with the audience.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available online, by phone at 510.642.9988, at the Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office (Tues-Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm), and at Wheeler Auditorium one hour prior to event.

For more information on this and other events that are part of this project, go here.