February 16th - February 26th, 2023
Wildcard Wednesday (VU Community Only): Feb. 15th
Opening Night: Feb. 16 | Speaker's Night: Feb. 19
Written by Kathryn Peterson
Directed by Edward Sobel
Developed at Villanova in 2017 through the Sue Winge Award for Playwriting, Chrysalis explores the metamorphosis of Maria Sybilla Merian, 17th century illustrator and naturalist, and her teenage daughter, Dorothea as they redraw the lines of their personal and professional relationship. Determined to be taken seriously for her scientific discoveries in a male-dominated field, Maria embarks on a risky investigation that ultimately challenges how well she and her daughter know themselves and each other.
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