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A SPECIAL LIMITED RUN REMOUNT OF THIS 2013 WAM Theatre HIT FEATURING ORIGINAL CAST!
Emilie du Chatelet is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire but she was more than a great man's mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics during the Age of Enlightenment. In this play Emilie must defend her life by tallying her achievements in Love and Philosophy-and searching for a formula that will convince the world of her worth.
Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight had its world premiere in 2009 at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, Calif. The play has been described as “fiercely inquisitive and joyfully sexy” (The San Francisco Chronicle) and an “ambitious, highly theatrical romp that literally crackles with electricity” (LA/OC Examiner). WAM first staged the play in November of 2013 at the St. Germain Stage at Barrington Stage Company.
In keeping with WAM’s double philanthropic mission, a portion of proceeds will be donated to this production’s beneficiary: Flying Cloud Institute. WAM’s donation will support scholarships for public school girls who attend Flying Cloud’s after school Girls Science Clubs, so girls who show promise and interest in science can join the Young Women in Science summer programs where they conduct experiments with women scientists and engineers working in laboratories at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Berkshire Community College.
"Highly Imaginative...Highly Theatrical"
– Berkshire Eagle
Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.