The How & the Why

The How & the Why postcard

July 12 -
August 4, 2019


Produced & Directed by
Lana Palmer

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Thurs. - Sat. nights at 8p
Sun. afternoons at 2p


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(ends 2 weeks before opening of the show)

$35 general admission 
$27 students and seniors


Full Price
(begins 2 weeks before a show and runs while the show is performing)

$37 general admission
$29 students and seniors

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The How & the Why

by Sarah Treem

Two evolutionary biologists, one a graduate student, the other an established leader in her field, meet for the first time. What follows is a smart, complex work about men and women, genetics and genius, and the overwhelming power of biological connection. Part of the 2nd Stages Series.



Alicia Piemme Nelson as Rachel
Kelly Rinehart as Zelda



Director - Lana Palmer
Stage Manager - Rebekah Lazar
Technical Director - Karl Haller
Scenic Designer - Issac Fine
Lighting Designer - Bruce Avery
Photographer - Lance Huntley
Graphic Designer - Maggie Ziomek


Pay what you will preview on Thurs., July 11th at 8p
Opening night performance on Fri., July 12th at 8p with post-show reception
Post-show discussion with the cast on Sun., July 28th


The play's runtime and rating is pending.


This show is sponsored in part by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Donors Circle for the Arts. Special thanks to the Bair Island Aquatic Center.

The Cast:

How & Why Cast

Kelly Rinehart and Alice Piemme Nelson









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