Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight
by Lauren Gunderson
- June 8-July 14, 2017 in Chicago at the Greenhouse Theatre
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, fast, funny, sexy 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.
“An evening of humor and heartbreak with a powerhouse ending.” – BroadwayWorld.com
“Emilie is quite possibly the best play I have read in a very long time,”- Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright
“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.” –Los Angeles Times
“The ambitious, non-linear experiment is a highly theatrical romp that literally crackles with electricity.” –LA/OC Examiner
John Arthur Lewis