Thursday, July 25, 2013

Auditions for 'Émilie Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight' by Lauren Gunderson, Shrewd Productions, July 29, 2013

Shrewd Productions Austin TXShrewd Productions is holding auditions for our upcoming production of Lauren Gunderson's Émilie Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. 

Emilie by Lauren Gunderson shrewd Productions Austin TX

The production will be directed by Jess Hutchinson, and will run August 30-Sept 14 at Salvage Vanguard Theatre. An infamous 18th century lady physicist back from the dead- what's not to love?

Auditions will be held July 29 at the Dougherty Arts Center Monday, 1110 Barton Springs Rd (click for map ). Please email to make an appointment.

Soubrette - A young woman, mid twenties, plays Émilie and others

Mary-Louise – simple and stupid

Daughter – direct and strong

Gentleman- A handsome man, thirties/forties, plays Jean-François and others

Jean-François – young and doting, sincere

The Marquis – serious but warm, very formal

Maupertuis – sexy and academic

Marain – snide and proud

Madam – A slightly older woman, fifties, plays Mother and others

Mother – serious and wounded

Madam Graffigny – obnoxious and rich

About the Play  Tonight, 18th century scientific genius
Émilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart? In this highly theatrical, fast, funny, sexy rediscovery of one of history's most intriguing women, Émilie defends her life and loves; and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history.

"An evening of humor and heartbreak with a powerhouse ending." -

Émilie is quite the best play I have read in a very long time,"- Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer-Prize-inning playwright

"The ambitious, non-linear experiment is a highly theatrical romp that literally crackles with electricity." –LA/OC Examiner

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