CHICAGO -- Another major Chicago museum has acquired a resident company. Evolve or Die, presented by the Chicago comedy group The Neighbors at the Chicago Historical Society (Clark Street and North Avenue), opens March 6 to present a new take on an old subject. The original sketch comedy examines the notion of "survival of the fittest" as distilled in Darwin's "Origin of Species." Also appearing in this historical tableau are Karl and Jenny Marx, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Gregor Mendel, Abraham Lincoln and Darwin himself. "It's just like Ragtime, only more twisted and cruel," says cast member Ken Hamada. For information call (773) 784-5892.
-- By Lawrence Bommer