Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

Feb 13 - Mar 06, 2016

Written by Lauren Gunderson | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
Runs: February 13 – March 6, 2016
Previews: February 5 – 12, 2016
Opening Night: February 13, 2016
Show Times: Thurs / Fri / Sat 8pm | Matinee Sat 3 / Sun 2pm

La Marquise du Châtelet was a mathematician, a physicist and the toast of the Enlightenment. So why then is the Marquise not better known? Perhaps Voltaire put it best when he said du Châtelet was “a great man whose only fault was being a woman.” Now, Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, the brilliant play from Lauren Gunderson (Leap), resurrects this fascinating personality. Brought back from the dead, Emilie is determined to answer the questions that haunted her dying moments on Earth: “Was I right?” and “Was I loved?” As she travels back in time to revisit key moments in her scientific and emotional journeys, the full extent of her remarkably prescient legacy is revealed in this smart, surprising and sexy portrait of a true genius.

JoAnne Glover as Emilie
Skyler Sullivan as Voltaire
Dagmar Fields as Madam
Zackary Bonin as Gentleman
Christina Flynn as Soubrette

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kristianne Kurner


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