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Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight ()

Produced by

The Flare Productions

Playwright: Lauren Gunderson
Director: Gabrielle Bauman


The Assembly Theatre


April 20th, 2023 – April 29th, 2023


The play explores the possibilities presented to the French scientist and marquise, Emilie du Chatelet, if she were given the chance to revisit her life. According to Concord Theatricals, the rights holders of the play, “Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart? In this highly theatrical rediscovery of one of history’s most intriguing women, Emilie defends her life and loves; and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history.” (


Aurora McClennan Emilie
Carling Tedesco Emilie Alternate
Mason Sheaves Voltaire
Marissa Rasmussen Soubrette
Tanner Homonko Gentleman
Desiree Brathwaite Madam

Creative Team

Lauren Gunderson Playwright
Gabrielle Bauman Director
Anikka Hanson Choreographer
Gabrielle Bauman Scenic Designer
Gabrielle Bauman Costume Designer
Theodore McClennan Scenic Designer
Theodore McClennan Costume Designer
Gabrielle Bauman Lighting Designer
Gabrielle Bauman Music Designer
Anikka Hanson Music Designer


Theodore McClennan Stage Manager
Desiree Brathwaite Assistant Stage Manager
Aurora McClennan Production Manager
Theodore McClennan Technician
Desiree Brathwaite Property Master
Bea Postma Hair and Makeup
Laura E. Janzen Casting
Gabrielle Bauman Casting
Anikka Hanson Casting
Aurora McClennan Casting
Laura E. Janzen Box Office Manager
Cheryl McClennan Costume Rentals
Cheryl McClennan Costume Alterations
Gabrielle Bauman Props
Aurora McClennan Props
Theodore McClennan Props
Aurora McClennan Producer