Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

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Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight says
Running February 19 through March 6. See website (www.twtp.org) for a full list of times/dates.

Lauren Gunderson's reality-bending play explores the life and loves of Emilie du Ch√Ętelet, a scientific genius of 18th century France (a time when women were considered too simple-minded to understand mathematics or physics). Emilie produced work ranging from a groundbreaking paper on the nature of fire (the first by a woman ever published by the Paris Academy) to essays on Liebniz and Locke, to a celebrated and still-used translation and commentary on Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica. Married to a nobleman of the court of Louis XV, she took a series of lovers, including the writer and philosopher Voltaire. In the play, "time and space are generous," and Emilie is returned from the afterlife to recount and defend her life.

Featuring Evelyn O'Neal Brush (Emilie), Obadiah Ewing-Roush (Voltaire), Britt Byrd (Soubrette), Kaul Bluestone (Madam), Evan Taylor Williams (Gentleman).
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By: Tennessee Women's Theater Project

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