2018-2019 Season opens with Lauren Gunderson's "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" | School of Theatre and Dance | Kent State University

2018-2019 Season opens with Lauren Gunderson's "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight"

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University opens its 2018-2019 season with Lauren Gunderson's "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight," running Thur., Oct. 4 through Wed., Oct. 10 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. Performances are Oct. 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 6 and 7 at 2:00 p.m. 

There will also be a talkback with the cast and crew following the Fri., Oct. 5 performance.

For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at www.kent.edu/theatredance or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for Kent State University alumni, faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) and non-Kent State students age 18 and under are $10.  Tickets for full-time, Kent campus undergraduates are free of charge.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person.  Flex pass subscriptions are also available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash.

Written by acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson and directed by assistant professor Courtney Brown, "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" is the true story of 18th centure physics and mathematics pioneer Emilie du Chatelet. For one night, Emilie returns to defend her legacy and to answer the question she struggled with until the end: love or philosophy? Head or heart?

The production and design team includes costume design by Suwatana Rockland, lighting design by Rachel Holcomb, scenic design by Amanda Nerby, sound design by Stuar Blackwood, and technical direction by Liam Roth. Gina Meluso is the props master, assistant professor Gregory King is the movement consultant, Maggie Turek is the dramaturge, and Faith Roush is the production stage manager.

For more information about the School of Theatre and Dance's production of "Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight," visit https://www.kent.edu/theatredance/emilie-la-marquise-du-châtelet-defends-her-life-tonight

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Media Contact:

Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu