Giron's Emilie's Voltaire Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 15 | Playbill

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News Giron's Emilie's Voltaire Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 15 The world premiere of Arthur Giron's love story Emilie's Voltaire begins performances Off-Broadway at the Samuel Beckett Theatre Jan. 15.
Amy Lynn Stewart and Robert Boardman
Amy Lynn Stewart and Robert Boardman

Kevin Confoy directs the Off-Broadway engagement, which will officially open Jan. 22 and run through Feb. 7. Amy Lynn Stewart and Robert Boardman co-star in the production, described as "the true account of the volcanic, law-breaking, sexually-driven, intellectually-fuelled, sixteen-year love affair between Francois-Marie Voltaire (Boardman) and Emilie, Marquise du Chatelet (Stewart)," according to press notes. "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).

Tickets, priced $46.25, are available by visiting TicketCentral. The Samuel Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan.

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