WAM Theatre is currently presenting a limited run remount of the company’s very successful 2013 production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven.
The production will run through April 9 at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, MA.
Emilie Du Châtelet best known for her 15-year-liaison with Voltaire, was far more than a great man’s mistress. She became a highly regarded interpreter of modern physics and a master of mathematics and linguistics during the Age of Enlightenment. In the play, Emilie searches for a formula that will convince the world of her worth by tallying her achievements in love and philosophy.
In keeping with WAM’s double philanthropic mission, a portion of proceeds will be donated to this production’s beneficiary: Flying Cloud Institute. WAM’s donation will support scholarships for public school girls who attend Flying Cloud's after school Girls Science Clubs.
WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven and Flying Cloud Institute Young Women in Science Program Director Lindsey Berkowitz join us