Directed by Shannon Eubanks
Aurora Theatre hosts The Weird Sister’s Theatre Project for their production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, running August 8–25 in the Peach State Federal Credit Union Studio Theatre.
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, fast, funny, sexy 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. “An evening of humor and heartbreak with a powerhouse ending.”
This cast is led by Director Shannon Eubanks, who Aurora Audiences may remember from Jekyll & Hyde, or might recognize from films like The Patriot or Runaway Jury. Ms. Eubanks has acted and directed all around Atlanta! Starring in the title role is Suzi Award Winning Actress, Veronika Duerr. She is surrounded by a talented cast: Joe Sykes, Tony Larkin, Erin Considine and Holly Stevenson.
Adult Language & Situations
About the Playwright
Lauren Gunderson is a playwright, screenwriter and short story author from Atlanta, who lived in New York City before finding San Francisco. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch, where she was also a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. She has been commissioned, developed and produced at South Coast Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky, I And You), at The Kennedy Center (Dr. Wonderful), at The O’Neill Playwrights Conference (Fire Work), and had her multi-city rolling premiere of the revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Her plays are published by Samuel French and Playscripts, Inc. She writes for the Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal.
From the Producers
The Weird Sisters Theatre Project co-founders: Kelly Criss, Veronika Duerr, Jaclyn Hofmann, Megan Houchins and Tiffany Porter are ecstatic to be working at Aurora Theatre. Jaclyn Hofmann works full-time at Aurora as Director of Education, and all of the other ladies in the group have worked as Teaching Artists and/or Actors at Aurora, so it’s naturally the perfect fit! This show celebrates an 18th century French scientist, so it also felt like the perfect fit, while Aurora is producing Les Misérables, a French-themed show, on the main stage simultaneously!
August 8–25, 2013
Thursday–Saturday, August 8–10, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Thursday–Saturday, August 22–24, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
About the Weird Sisters Theatre Project
The Weird Sisters Theatre Project was founded in 2012 by a coalition of artists associated with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Our mission is to foster and cultivate opportunities for women in the performing arts. The Weird Sisters Theatre Project is committed to creating theatre by women, for everyone.
|Producer||Megan Rose Houchins|
|Set Designer||James M. Helms|
|Lighting & Sound Designer||Joe Monaghan|
|Costume Designer||Rachel Frawley|
|Props Designer||Rachel Hamilton|
|Stage Manager||Kara Procell|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Betty Mitchell|
|Costume Assistant||Annie York|