Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson


Jun 10 – Jun 26, 2016

Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Sue Scarborough

Coproduced by Exit Through Eden

SIX performances on 6/10 at 8:00 pm, 6/16, 6/19 and 6/25 at 7:30 pm, 6/12 and 6/26 at 2 pm

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“You are beautiful, so half the human race will be your enemy.

You are brilliant and you will be feared.

You are trusting and you will be betrayed.” – Voltaire

 
Physicist, mathematician, author. Card shark, aristocrat, lover of Voltaire. A woman whose life’s mission became a single equation. Émilie du Châtelet has returned to defend her life, loves, and legacy. To do that, she must learn the fundamental laws of the universe – and of the human soul.

 

Funny and poignant, this play explores the interaction of love, genius, science, art, and gender.

 

Exit Through Eden: We are delighted to have our first collaborative effort with Burning Coal. Founded by Eric Hale in 2012, previous productions include Proof by David Auburn and A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing.

Estimated run time: 1.75 hours.