Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight with Sara Barker in the role of the whip-smart 18th-century very real Emilie is a clear knockout for critics and audiences alike.” —David Siegel, DC Metro Theater Arts
When the run of this comic drama began, few folks knew much at all about Émilie Du Châtelet. And no wonder. One of the most brilliant mathematicians who ever lived, Émilie had become a “hidden figure” in history, a woman remembered if at all as the lover of a great man (Voltaire). That all changed for audiences who saw Avant Bard’s production of Lauren Gunderson’s play and were blown away by the passionate genius they got to know.
“How come I never heard of this amazing woman before?!” wondered one fan on Facebook.
“Where the hell has Emilie been all of our lives?” wrote Jayne Blanchard in DC Theatre Scene.
Critics have been raving about the show. Watch this one-minute video and see what they had to say.
Don’t miss your chance meet this brilliant and inspiring trailblazer for women in science!
NOW PLAYING to November 19, 2017 at Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two
2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA 22206
(Ample free parking. Click on the address for easy driving and Metro directions.)
Avant Bard shows are always affordable. Performances are Pay What You Will on Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees. General admission is just $30 on Friday; $35 on Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.