Carroll Theatre Presents 'Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatalet Defends Her Life Tonight'

Thursday, January 23, 2020

HELENA – Carroll College Theatre is producing Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtalet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, running February 7– 15. This show is about physicist and genius Emilie du Câtalet and her work (and love affair) with Voltaire. In this play, Emilie will suspend the laws of time and space to appear before us and defend her existence, telling her story from her own perspective

Gunderson retells this remarkable story about Emilie and her legacy in a thrilling fast-paced aesthetic, much like her more recent work on The Book of Will or Silent Sky. The Carroll College Theatre department is proud to bring this important story about love and philosophy to the Helena community. In Gunderson’s own words, “Emilie is a play about legacy, [and] is a dilated moment in time just before Emilie’s death. It is a game of wit, a defiance of mortality, a beautiful battle of brains. Funny, sexy, fiery. Émilie is a real woman, a true story, a myth, and a mystery. This play is hers.” ~ Lauren Gunderson, 2012.

Other items of interest:

  • Directed by Assistant Professor Kim Shire
  • Twenty tickets will be reserved for door sales only beginning one hour before curtain
  • Guest lighting design will be from Pacific Lutheran University student, Haley Snyder.
  • This is the third production in our season about female scientists.

Shows will be in the FLEX Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on February 7–8 and 13–15. There is one 2:30 p.m. matinee on February 9. Parking is free in the Campus Center lot off of Lyndale for all performances. The theatre is fully ADA accessible through the east entrance of the Campus Center. Tickets are available at the door or online. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for children 12 and younger, and $5 with a current Carroll College ID.

For more information contact:

Kimberly Shire
Assistant Professor of Theatre
Director of Theatrical Production
Carroll College
kshire@carroll.edu