Darwin Day Dinner- “Meeting Charles Darwin” One man show

DON’T MISS THIS ONE! Roger Brewin performs his one man show on Charles Darwin. Roger has done these historical characterizations since 1982, when he began portraying Clarence Darrow. Along with over 200 performances as Darrow, he has also appeared as Charles Dickens, Frederick Douglas and Octave Chanute (including a walk-on at the 100 year anniversary of the Wright Brother’s Flight.). Tonight he offers a look into the private and family musings of Charles Darwin – not an easy man to impersonate, Brewin says, because he spoke so little in public, and wished to avoid not only professional and family conflict but also many ordinary social encounters. Much of this monologue is based on Darwin’s writings – to translate that into what he might have said aloud, requires imagination on the part of the presenter, and forbearance on the part of the audience. This will be a fantastic treat for us all.

Roger Brewin is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, having served a campus ministry and nine congregations over 38 years. He served on the Executive Board and the Guidelines (Professional Ethics) Committee of the UU Ministers Association, For the past twelve years he has edited the Journal of Religious Humanism for HUUmanists. He curates a humanist traveling art show related to immigration reform, and promotes awareness of banned books. Brewin lives in Chicago with his wife of 44 years, Katherine, an attorney.

This is our big pot luck of the year, so bring “appropriate” food such as “Primordial Soup” or Pterodactyl Wings” ;>) It will be a blast as we celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday. Invite others.

Sunday, February 9, 2014      6PM

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/humanism-182/events/160320652/