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Department of Theater and Dance

Legacy of Light

By Karen Zacarias

November 15-17 and 22-24

Two brilliant female scientists, centuries apart, push the boundaries of science while grappling with motherhood in this witty adventurous show. The story intertwines the lives of Age of Enlightenment physicist Emilie Du Châtelet with the modern day astrophysicist Dr. Olivia Hasting Brown. Du Châtelet, the famed lover of Voltaire, unexpectedly becomes pregnant at 42. Driven by fear and ambition she races to have her theories published. Juxtaposed, Olivia hires a quirky surrogate when she discovers that she is unable to conceive. This touching and whimsical tale shares unexpected twists of self-discovery.

Legacy of Light
Legacy of Light
Legacy of Light

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