Under the direction of Kevin Confoy, Emilie's Voltaire began performances Jan. 15 and will continue through Feb. 7 at the Beckett Theatre.
Medeiros stepped into the production last week, replacing original actor Robert Boardman in the role of Francois-Marie Voltaire. Previews and the official press opening were rescheduled to accommodate Medeiros' rehearsal schedule.
Emilie's Voltaire is billed as "the true account of the volcanic, law-breaking, sexually-driven, intellectually-fuelled, sixteen-year love affair between Francois-Marie Voltaire and Emilie, Marquise du Chatelet. He was a philosopher. An upstart poet. A free thinker. A blasphemer. A worshipper of Venus. Corrupter of morals. A playwright. He is on fire at the peak of his powers both intellectual and financial. She is arguably the most beautiful woman in France suffering the most tedious marriage in Europe and soon to emerge as one of the most profound physicists in the world. It is New Year's Eve 1733. The bells of Notre Dame are ringing eleven. The rest is history."
Emilie's Voltaire has designs by Jito Lee (scenic design), Jake DeGroot (lighting design), Carol Pelletier (costume design) and Geoffrey Roecker (sound design).