Song of Extinction

A young violist faces a deadline for a biology paper on extinction while his mother is dying of cancer in E. M. Lewis’ inspiring play, performed as readers’ theater in the Art Gallery of the Williams Center for the Arts. Directed by Michael O’Neill. November 20 at 8 p.m. [Art Gallery]

Continuing themes from the first-year summer reading,The Sixth Extinction, and performing within the exhibition, Requiem, Ectopistes Migratoriusin the Williams Center Art Gallery, Song of Extinction tells the story of Max, a musically gifted high school student, who is falling off the edge of the world — and his biology teacher is the only one who’s noticed. A play about the science of life and loss, the relationships between fathers and sons, Cambodian fields, Bolivian rainforests and redemption.