Emilie: Historical Drama Tells Story of 18th-Century Noblewoman and Thinker
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope, playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) transforms Molière's classic into a modern satire told entirely through verse. The result is a delightfully incongruous comedy of manners that lets you peer inside the Parisian salon of Celimene, a young widow with a sharp tongue and plenty of suitors. Teresa Thuman and Ken Michels co-direct this Center Theatre production, in which a saucy siren finally meets her misanthropic match. Learn More
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This play was very engaging, well-acted, impactful, and over all very good. I was really affected by it and may go again, which I never do. I overheard one guy walking out saying "that was very powerful - much more than I expected". The Seattle Times reviewer really missed the boat, in my opinion.
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“Lauren Gunderson possesses an antic imagination that seeks to invent its own rules. As soon as we’re drawn in, she shakes us and whisks us 10 or 15 paces ahead. A work of historical fiction, the play has much in it that is current and true, particularly the difficulty that brainy women have in gaining acceptance from their male peers and balancing intellectual ambition with emotional hunger.” _—Los Angeles Times _
Passionate. Brilliant. Defiant. Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart? In this highly theatrical rediscovery of one of history’s most intriguing women, Emilie defends her life and loves, and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history. Part biography, part sex romp through science, part historical re-imagining, Emilie promises to engage you in the romantic fight of her life.