Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

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NYU at Strasberg presents

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Alexander Greenfield

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 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.

Kenzie Caplan
Zane Haney
Brigitte Williamson
Katharine Nedder
Austin Purcell

Scenic Designer: Ryan Howell
Lighting Designer: Ethan Steimel
Costume Designer: Sarah Thea Swafford
Sound Designer: Alex Neumann
Stage Manager: Gabrielle Norris
Associate Director: Taylor Norton

Technical Director: Chris Orenstein
Production Manager: Karen Loftus
Assistant Stage Managers: Christian Sanford, Allie Waxman


Photos by Bailey Carr