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Legacy of Light

By Karen Zacarías

Directed by Abigail Adams

October 13 – November 7, 2010

STEINBRIGHT STAGE

True-life 18th century scientist Émilie du Châtelet, Voltaire's lover and the translator of one of Isaac Newton's monumental works, and modern-day Olivia, also a scientist and on the verge of discovering a new planet, have more than just a passion for Isaac Newton in common. They live in separate times and many thousands of miles apart, but their lives and loves criss-cross in unexpected ways.

Emilie du Chatelet: Susan McKey*
Voltaire: Stephen Novelli*
Saint-Lambert/Lewis: Jefferson Haynes
Olivia/Wet Nurse: Mary Elizabeth Scallen*
Millie/Pauline: Emilie Krause
Peter/Monsieur du Chatelet: Greg Wood*
Director: Abigail Adams
Production Manager: Charles T. Brastow*
Set Designer: James F. Pyne, Jr.
Costume Designer: Marla J. Jurglanis
Lighting Designer: Dennis Parichy
Sound Designer: Daniel Kluger
Production Stage Manager: Kelly O'Rourke Tallman
Dramaturg: Graham Graves


* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Music from the Production

How do actors prepare for a role? It's called dramaturgy, and we want to share some of it with our audiences! For Legacy of Light the dramaturgy includes bios of key figures Émilie du Châtelet and Voltaire, a glossary of scientific terms used in the play, as well as musical selections that show up in the production. Read on to find out more!

"She Blinded Me With Science" - Thomas Dolby

"Dodo L'Enfant Do" - French lullaby

Scientific Terms Used in LEGACY OF LIGHT

How do actors prepare for a role? It's called dramaturgy, and we want to share some of it with our audiences! For Legacy of Light the dramaturgy includes bios of key figures Émilie du Châtelet and Voltaire, a glossary of scientific terms used in the play, as well as musical selections that show up in the production. Read on to find out more!

Biographies of Voltaire & Émilie du Châtelet

How do actors prepare for a role? It's called dramaturgy, and we want to share some of it with our audiences! For Legacy of Light the dramaturgy includes bios of key figures Émilie du Châtelet and Voltaire, a glossary of scientific terms used in the play, as well as musical selections that show up in the production. Read on to find out more!