Greenway Court Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

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Passionate. Brilliant. Defiant. Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer her unresolved question: head or heart, philosophy or love? In this highly theatrical, fast, funny, and sexy rediscovery of one of history’s most intriguing women, the French physicist and mathematician defends her legacies – both scientific and romantic – and the groundbreaking work for which she was denounced until after her death.

The cast features (in alphabetical order) Kari Lee Cartwright, Marc Forget, Nardeep Khurmi, Kim Reed, and Sammi Smith Lelliott. Scenic design is by Tim Paul Vordtriede, lighting design is by Azra King-Abadi, costume design is by Tania Mustafa, sound design is by Joseph V. Calarco, and choreography is by Carly Wielstein.


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"It’s regrettable that Emilie doesn’t do its inspiration justice, but at least those who hadn’t heard of this scientific pioneer before may investigate her story further, which is all to the good."

"To be witness to a fine ensemble performing a strong play under the guidance of a director possessed of both intelligence and finesse is a vintage of near indescribable pleasure. And such a production is this."

"Coeurage Theatre Company’s mounting of Lauren Gunderson’s intellectually challenging new play is not to be missed, for an introduction to an amazing new playwright, as a nod to this company’s commitment to create innovative and thought-provoking theatre at every turn, and for the unearthly and stalwart performance of Sammi Smith in the title role."


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