Kevin Confoy directed the 1700's-set two-hander, which began performances Jan. 15 and officially opened Off-Broadway Jan. 30. Michael Medeiros and Amy Lynn Stewart star in the work that 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).