Lauren Gunderson

Scripts In Play Free Reading: Ada and the Engine

Sun Feb 17, 2pm
Presented by: Avant Bard
Venue: Gunston Theatre Two
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By Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Rebecca Speas

Augusta Ada King, the only legitimate child of the amorous poet Lord Byron, had a love of her own: mathematics. Well, that...and a certain polymath-inventor, Charles Babbage, famous as “the father of the computer”. It’s true Babbage invented the hardware--the Analytic Engine--but the language, the song, the soul of the thing, the programming—that was all Ada, baby. From prolific playwright Lauren Gunderson, author of last season’s inspirational Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, comes another whimsical scientific history that once again proves the future is, and has always been, female.

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