Off-Broadway's rap guide to dating, Ingenious Nature, led by Baba Brinkman at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) is offering a Human Nature Talkback Series with experts from the psychology community beginning Friday, December 7th following the 7:30 PM performance. Audience members at the specified performance will be invited to stay for post-performance talk backs by guest speakers from the scientific community that offer a deeper look at the psychology behind our behavior.
Dr. Gary Marcus, blogger for The New Yorker, Professor of Psychology at NYU, author of four books about cognitive science, including the New York Times Bestseller Guitar Zero and Kluge: The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind, will kick off the Talkback Series following the 7:30 PM performance of Ingenious Nature.
Directed by Darren Lee Cole, Ingenious Nature began performances on Friday, November 23rd, opened Wednesday, December 5th and has a closing date of Sunday, January 6, 2013. In this new theatrical mix tape, everyone's looking for love, or sex, occasionally even both. The science of evolutionary psychology claims to explain why, and how, this state of affairs came about. But can it help us find the right one? A young man decides to take the "science of mating" seriously in his personal quest for true romance. Will the theory work in practice? It turns out, ovulation studies can make for awkward first-date conversation. Ingenious Nature featuring music and turntablism by Mr. Simmonds, lighting by Jason Boyd and projections by Erik Pearson.
Ingenious Nature will play on the SoHo Playhouse Mainstage Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm, until Sunday, January 6, 2013. The running time is approximately 90 minutes without an intermission. Tickets for previews are available for $45. During the run, tickets are available for $65. SoHo Playhouse Season Subscriptions are available for $99 and include 1 ticket to all 3 SoHo Playhouse shows (The Old Man and the Old Moon, Ingenious Nature, and Hamlet in Bed), a $195 value, and is fully tax deductible. To purchase tickets, visit: www.sohoplayhouse.com or call (866) 811-4111.