The Galapagos Islands of Ecuador have long been considered a crown jewel of pristine nature. First made famous by Charles Darwin, who developed his theory of evolution while visiting the islands, the Galapagos have since struggled with their celebrity, trying to balance the desire for conservation with the demands of tourism and the needs of the local population. Playwright Michael Hollinger spun these overlapping tensions into a rich and compelling story, Tooth and Claw, loosely based on true events which occurred there in the 1990s.
Tooth and Claw stars Cynthia Watros as Schuyler Baines, W. Morgan Sheppard as Malcolm Geary, and Jos Viramontes as Carlos Zavala. With Jaime Alvarez, Stephanie Beatriz, Daniel Chacon, Richard Gallegos, Daniel Guzman, Justin Huen, and Jay Montalvo. Stage manager: Ricki McKissock. Associate producer: Christina Montano. Casting director: Cathy Reinking. Live sound effects by Jeff Gardner. Editor: Wes Dewberry. Sound design, recording, and mixing engineer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Our director is Jessica Kubzansky. This hour includes a conversation about the Galapagos Islands with author Carol Ann Bassett.