Emilie: Imaginative Historical Drama Based on Famed French Thinker
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The Berkeley City Club was a wonderful venue for this event. The play took place in the living room of a beautiful, castle-like home - that was built by Julia Morgan. The room only sat about 60 people. Seating was two tiered - so everyone had a great seat. The play itself was outstanding. It covered Emelie's life from young adulthood to her death at the age of 41. It conveyed the struggle for balance between romance and science - beautifully. The story was moving - and comprehensive - and remarkably easy to follow. I would recommend it highly to anyone interested in the french enlightenment period.
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Danielle Levin is triumphant as the lead character of Emilie. A less talented actor would have come off as overwrought or strident but Levin hits all of the right notes. The concept of the show is both interesting and well executed. The conceit...continued
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“Robert Parsons’ smitten, vain and at times devious Voltaire echoes the eroticism of intellect, Blythe Foster doing lovely work as Emilie’s occasional stand-in and as Voltaire’s lover-niece … Colin Thomson is poignantly comic as Emilie’s indulgent husband …Tyler McKenna is a sweetly infatuated last lover, and Marie Shell is aptly disapproving as her mother and other ladies.” —Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Chloe Bronzan
Featuring: Blythe Foster, Danielle Levin, Tyler McKenna, Robert Parsons, Marie Shell and Colin Thomson.