Venue Details

46 Star Starred
ArtsWest
near the corner of Alaska 4711 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
206-938-0963
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from ec

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...continued

reviewed Jan 28 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Ruth Adams

having read the book, I knew what was going on. Without that, the characters and action would have been confusing. A description in the program would have been helpful.

reviewed Feb 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from K Cushman

Excellent production in every area - staging, costumes and especially the lead actors for Emilie and Voltaire. Nice to know about this aspect of scientific discoveries too. Recommend it highly!

reviewed Feb 09 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“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 _

Description

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.

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