Venue Details

103 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
408-367-7255
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Member Tips

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Close and easy
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Laurie Kitzis
Casual
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Laurie Kitzis
Very easy, lots of parking
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Reviews & Ratings

16 ratings
4.4 average rating
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39 events
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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599 events
332 reviews
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attended Apr 13 2011

Very entertaining and very educational - how can you beat that? Yet another woman we've never heard of - but should have!

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45 events
24 reviews
10 stars
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More Information

Website

http://www.sjrep.com/plays/1011/legacy/index.php

Quotes & Highlights

Read an "article ":http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/07/AR2009050701702.htmlabout playwright Karen Zacarias.

Description

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?