Who knew that newts could be so compelling? Georgetown University students presented a hilarious sneak peek of their new adaptation of War with the Newts, directed by Professor Natsu Onoda Power at the Embassy of the Czech Republic on October 8, 2015. The play draws from the novel of acclaimed Czech writer Karel Čapek focusing on an intelligent breed of newts that ultimately rebel after being exploited. Students presented select scenes of the mockumentary based on the classic, including a humorous song they created on the difference between a salamander and a newt. The dramatic presentation was followed by a Q&A with members of the audience. Director Natsu Onoda Power spoke a little about the underlining topics that she hopes to address in the production, such as labor conditions, exploitation and racial discrimination. The world premiere kicks off at Georgetown on November 12, with a two week run. Check out picts from the preview. For more information, please click here.