About the Play
Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy. Legacy of Light juxtaposes the story of Émilie du Châtelet, a mathematician, scientist, and lover of the great 18th-century philosopher Voltaire, who became unexpectedly pregnant at 42, and that of a 21st-century physicist desperately trying to conceive a child.
Recommended for audiences age 13 and up.
Setting: France 1700s and modern-day New Jersey
The play is two acts, approximately one hour each, and will feature a ten-minute intermission in between the acts.
Swift Creek Mill Theatre