Venue Details

1226 Star Starred
San Jose Repertory Theatre
Across from the Paseo de San Antonio light rail station 101 Paseo de San Antonio San Jose, CA 95113
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Be ready for a less light-hearted show.
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4.4 average rating
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26 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 31 2011

My non scientific wife enjoyed the evening as much as I ( a physicist) did. Really good theatre.

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Joanne Davidson
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25 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

the play is original & interesting; the acting is great; the theater is one of the best in the area; we are very lucky to have the theater and the talent so close to home!

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Quotes & Highlights

Read an "article ": 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?