WAM Theatre is currently presented the Northeast Regional Premiere of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson as its fall production.
Today she is best known for her fifteen-year liaison with Voltaire, but Emilie Du Chatelet was more than a great man’s mistress. She was one of the leading interpreters of modern physics in Europe, as well as a master of mathematics and linguistics, during the Age of Enlightenment.
The play runs on the St. Germain Stage in the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield, MA through November 24th. In keeping with WAM Theatre’s double philanthropic mission, a portion of proceeds from the box office will be donated to the Rite of Passage and Empowerment Program for Girls, founded by Pittsfield community leader Shirley Edgerton.
Kristen van Ginhoven is WAM’s Artistic Director, a member of the 2013 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and the director of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight.