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Experimental Words

Friday, April 20, 2018, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
(doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.)

Parking is included in ticket price.

Experimental Words is the premier performance project from Manchester, U.K.-based scientist Sam Illingworth, Ph.D., and poet Dan Simpson.

Biology and plant science meet balladry, as five Chicago Botanic Garden scientists are paired with incredible spoken-word artists from Young Chicago Authors and RHINO to collaborate on a new performance, celebrating the creative similarities between science and the performing arts. The result? A diverse display of rhyme, rhythm, and reason.

Beer & wine and light fare will be available for purchase from 7–8 p.m. in Burnstein Hall; see the larger-then-life biospheres of Local Homes: Nature in Your Backyard and meet artist Vaughn Bell. Then get ready for the poetry slam. Learn more.

Burnstein Hall