Ada and the Engine

March 8 – April 5
Presented by: Avant Bard
Venue: Gunston Theatre Two
Tickets · $10-40
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ADA AND THE ENGINE by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Megan Behm

Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate child of the amorous poet Lord Byron, had a love of her own: mathematics. Well, that...plus a certain polymath-inventor, Charles Babbage, famous as “the father of the computer.” It’s true that Babbage invented the hardware--the Analytic Engine--but the language, the song, the soul of the thing, the programming: that was all Ada. From prolific playwright Lauren Gunderson (author of the inspirational Emilie, which Avant Bard produced to great acclaim in 2017), Ada and the Engine is a whimsical scientific history that once again proves the future is, and has always been, female. Megan Behm, who staged last season’s uproarious hit A Misanthrope, will return to Avant Bard to direct Ada and The Engine as part of Avant Bard’s Spring Repertory, alongside Suddenly Last Summer. 


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