In an emotional ecosystem as complex as that of our planet, is life nothing more than survival of the fittest? Michael Hollinger based his probing work on the real-life giant tortoise named ‘Lonesome George’, and the efforts to preserve his species that threatened the livelihood of the native fishermen on the Galàpagos Islands.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Jaime Alvarez as Pedro/Chico
Stephanie Beatriz as Ana Ortega
Daniel Chacón as Park Official/Tour Guide/Alberto
Richard Gallegos as Tito/Bernardo
Daniel Guzman as Gonzalo Reyes
Justin Huen as Jorge/Manuel
Jay Montalvo as Miguel Mendoza
W. Morgan Sheppard as Malcolm Geary
Jos Viramontes as Carlos Zavala
Cynthia Watros as Schuyler Baines
Original music by Mark Holden and Wes Dewberry.
Includes interviews with playwright Michael Hollinger and Carol Ann Bassett, the author of Galápagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin’s Cradle of Evolution.
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in July of 2012.
Tooth and Claw is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.