Ada and the Engine 09/07–10/06Buy Tickets
TRENTON—The Michigan premiere of Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson is next up at Open Book Theatre, running from September 7 – October 6. Individual tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students, with all tickets for the opening night gala at $30 each. Season tickets for all 5 shows offer up to a 25% discount: $100 for general admission, $80 for seniors, $65 for students, and $125 for opening nights. Tickets can be purchased online at openbooktc.com. More information can be found online or by calling 734 288-7753.
Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, is credited with writing the first computer program. Although she has a computer language named for her, and is celebrated for her contributions to computer science, many people don’t know her name. She took Charles Babbage’s plans for an Analytical Engine and imagined many more ways that the engine could be used to process information.
The show features Sarah Hawkins as Ada, Lindel Salow as Charles Babbage, Joshua Brown as Lord Lovelace, Kez Settle as Anabella Byron, Cynthia Szczesny as Mary Somerville, and Matthew Wallace as Lord Byron. Directed by Krista Schafer Ewbank. Scenic Design by Eric Niece, Lighting Design by Harley Miah, Choreography by Geri Conner. Stage managed by Danielle Gilbert.