Friday, February 27, 2009

"Bobby and the Chimps"

British playwright James Phillips is writing a play about the Dover vs. Kitzmiller decision, sort of. According to a story by Marty Clear in

Bobby and the Chimps is set around a fictitious school board race in Bethlehem, Pa., in which a liberal candidate, whose parents named him after Bobby Kennedy, faces opposition from Christians.

As an Englishman, Phillips was bemused by America creationism vs. evolution debate. In Europe, virtually everyone, including religious leaders, accepts evolution.

But he stresses that the new play is a human drama, not a political polemic. At its core its the story of Bobby, who in the course of the [play] becomes a Christian, which puts him at odds with his supporters.

I'd go see it.

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