Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - An American classroom in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
In this very funny monologue, a middle aged teacher, forced by his school board to teach Creationism in his science class, tries to swallow his contempt for what he considers idiotic superstition masquerading as science because he needs to pay alimony. His increasingly bitter, revealing and wildly inappropriate lecture to his class becomes a dark investigation of what science is, of the relationship of science to belief, the existence of God, man's place in the world, and how closely related the school board is to monkeys. This darkly sardonic monologue is a great showcase for an actor in his prime.