For nearly a year, 50 animatronic cameras disguised as realistic life-size penguins, eggs and rocks infiltrate penguin colonies to record the tough challenges penguins face from the moment they emerge from the sea to raising their chicks and finally returning to the water. The intimate, emotional, and sometimes amusing behavior of nature’s most devoted parents bringing up their young against the most extraordinary odds is revealed as never before.
Actress Sigourney Weaver hosts this new series showcasing the best of Off-Broadway. The plays run the emotional and thematic gamut: from Richard Nelson’s cycle The Apple Family Plays, presented by The Public Theater; Hamish Linklater’s The Vandal, presented by The Flea Theater; Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s An Iliad, presented by New York Theatre Workshop; Brian Richard Mori’s Hellman v. McCarthy, presented by Abingdon Theatre Company; and an encore presentation of The Flea’s Looking at Christmas by Steven Banks.
Life on earth is incredibly diverse, but it’s not always what you might expect. Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits. These odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures at first glance seem-ill equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they still manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Animal Misfits reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.
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