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Sonorous Road Rep’s Provocative Production of Émilie Features Five Flawless Performers

Sonorous Road Repertory Company’s production of Émilie La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, is a delightfully enlightening view of important early physicist, polemicist, mathematician, and — most probably what we today would call a feminist — Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-49). A married upper-crust polymath who… Read More ›

Michelle Murray Wells (left) plays Émilie in Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight (photo by Jennifer Kidd Photography and portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour)

Michelle Wells and Sterling Hurst Sparkle in Sonorous Road Rep’s Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

Sonorous Road Repertory Company’s current offering, Lauren Gunderson’s Émilie La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, is a remarkable play about a remarkable woman. Directed by Egla Birmingham Hassan, it stars Michelle Murray Wells as Émilie and Sterling Hurst as Voltaire. Both stars simply shine! To say that Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (1706-1749),… Read More ›