The island where science and religion coexists
Have you ever thought about what it means to be human? Or about what role we play in the universe? These are the philosophical questions Moreau generates after a performance. Covenant College Theatre presents Moreau, a play that uncovers the horrors and discoveries of a mad scientist’s island through ship-wrecked Edward Prendick.
Moreau is based off of H.G. Wells’ novel, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”. Dr. Moreau is played by William Darby, while Matthew Mindeman plays Edward Prendick. Both actors hope to produce something really compelling—something that questions what it means to be human.
Director Camille Hallstrom states the play is, “A science horror story [that] sticks close to the novel in the first half, but takes some creative license later, making for a hugely engaging drama. But it is also a great discussion of themes like ‘science as god’.”
Studies show that as development increases, attachments to traditional values such as churchgoing decreases. This is one of many discussions Moreau prompts in relation to our society and the roles of science and religion.
Science and religion have always been conversations to avoid at the dinner table, but Covenant College confronts these subjects head on through their rendition of Moreau.
Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
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