Legacy of Light: Acclaimed New Play about Voltaire's Mistress
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The last date listed for Legacy of Light was Thursday April 14, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Read an "article ":http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/07/AR2009050701702.htmlabout playwright Karen Zacarias.
Physicist Émilie du Châtelet, lover of famous French philosopher Voltaire, and a young poet, worries about her fate after she unexpectedly becomes pregnant. Driven by fear and ambition, she races to publish her theories based on Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. Linked together by scientific legacy and maternal instincts, accomplished astrophysicist Olivia and her husband, Peter, want to conceive but cannot. Olivia’s attention turns to her new “child,” a planet she’s discovered in the midst of hiring a quirky and free-spirited surrogate. This touching and whimsical tale leaves us asking: Does the birth of a child ultimately mean as much to the world as the birth of an idea?