Wellesley Repertory Theatre's Émilie

La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight


January 5-29, 7:00pm Thu–Sat, 2:00pm Sat–Sun
Alumnae Hall Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre (111)

Although perhaps best known for her 15-year liaison with Voltaire, Émilie du Chatelet was a woman ahead of her time during the Age of Enlightenment—a leading physicist (before the term existed) and a master of math and linguistics. Head or Heart? Émilie du Chatelet never fully answered that question during her lifetime, but now she will take comedic stock of her accomplishments and meditate on the merits of love vs. science.

“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

$20 general admission, $10 for seniors and students; Call 781.283.2000 for reservations.

Please also join Wellesley Repertory Theatre members in the production for themed talkbacks following the Saturday matinees:

January 1: Cast and Crew Creativity

January 14: Head vs. Heart

January 21: Celebrating Herstory

January 28: Women in Science