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Darwin in Malibu is a comedy originally produced in England. The play takes as its basis a re-play of the famous 1860 debate between Thomas Huxley and the Bishop of Oxford about Darwin’s theory of Evolution, but with a twist.
Darwin has retired to a beach house in Malibu where he reads trashy novels, walks on the beach, and drinks fruit smoothies made by the sweet, young Sarah. His peace is broken by the arrival of his old friend Thomas Huxley, closely followed by the Bishop of Oxford who want to re-hash their famous 1860 debate over evolution. Darwin wants none of it. But after a long night, filled with beach walks and smoothies, the discussion ends up being not only an exploration of the role of faith and science, but also love, loss and the meaning of mortality.