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  Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight at The Greenhouse Theater Center

Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

La Marquise du Châtelet was a woman born in the wrong era. A brilliant mathematician and physicist, she was the toast of the Enlightenment. Nevertheless, she's not a very well known historical figure. Voltaire got it right when he said du Châtelet was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman." Now Lauren Gunderson's play Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight resurrects this fascinating personality. Emilie finds herself back in the world of the living, patting her body in surprise and wondering at the reason for her return. She soon becomes desperate to find out whether her challenge to one of Isaac Newton's equations was correct. "I died thinking: Was I right?" she explains. "Shortly followed by: Was I loved? Shortly followed by: Does either one really matter in the end?" This smart, surprising and sexy portrait of a true genius is onstage at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago.

Thru - Jul 16, 2017

Half Price Tickets

Fri, Jun 23: 8:00pm
Sat, Jun 24: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Jun 25: 3:00pm
Wed, Jun 28: 8:00pm
Thu, Jun 29: 8:00pm
Fri, Jun 30: 8:00pm
Sat, Jul 1: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Jul 2: 3:00pm
Wed, Jul 5: 8:00pm
Thu, Jul 6: 8:00pm
Fri, Jul 7: 8:00pm
Sat, Jul 8: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Jul 9: 3:00pm
Wed, Jul 12: 8:00pm
Thu, Jul 13: 8:00pm
Fri, Jul 14: 8:00pm
Sat, Jul 15: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun, Jul 16: 3:00pm

Price: $30

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-404-7336

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  Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...What the cast of Bryan Wakefield's Organic Theater staging can't fix is Gunderson's notion that chronicling Emilie means valorizing her--trying to convince us, for instance, that a fabulously wealthy woman who did pretty much as she pleased and was taken seriously by her peers somehow led a difficult life. A more honest Emilie might be more interesting."
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Tony Adler

ChicagoCritic - Not Recommended

"...Emilie is a production that will interest audiences already interested in hearing about women whom history has disenfranchised. Yet, many, if not all, of the details touched upon in this play can be found summarized on Wikipedia. Besides these details, I don't see this production offering much else in terms of interest. It certainly wasn't entertaining."
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August Lysy

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