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Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight 01/12–02/03

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TRENTON—Open Book will present Lauren Gunderson’s Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight from January 12 through February 3. Individual show tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors, $30 for opening night, and are available online at www.openbooktc.com.

Emilie introduces us to a woman brilliant scientist in 18th century France. She was ahead of her time, furthering the work of recognized male scientists (philosophers, they were called at the time) Newton and Liebniz. She was a lover and muse for Voltaire. Her translation for Newton’s major work Principia Mathematica is still the French translation in use today. Her work on the squaring of velocity in an equation for force was the forerunner to Einstein’s E=mc2. And she’s nearly been forgotten.

Show Times

  • Jan 12, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Opening night

  • Jan 13, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 19, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 21, 2018

    2:00 pm

    After-curtain discussion

  • Jan 26, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 27, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 28, 2018

    2:00 pm

    After-curtain discussion

  • Feb 1, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Feb 2, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Feb 3, 2018

    2:00 pm

Theater Info

Open Book Theatre Company

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Box Office Phone: 734-288-7753

Theater Phone: 734-288-7753

1621 West Rd.

Trenton, MI 48183