If you're in the DC area, check out Arena Stage's
LEGACY OF LIGHT
world premiere drama
by Karen Zacarías
directed by Molly Smith
May 8 through June 14, 2009
in Crystal City
It’s the age of Enlightenment and Emilie du Châtelet, the dazzling, brilliant physicist of Voltaire’s dreams, suddenly realizes she is with child. At 42, and faced with a deadline, Emilie’s fights to finish her experiments to ensure her mathematical immortality. Jump to the present day, and fiery Olivia, on the verge of an unprecedented scientific discovery, abruptly feels an astonishing pull towards motherhood. Unable to conceive, she hires the charming and lively Millie as a surrogate. The growing light inside Millie connects the three women across the generations as they learn to balance domestic maternity, insatiable intellectual curiosity and the quest to have it all. This enlightening adventure, with unexpected twists, invites us not only to explore the realm of possibility, but to embrace love, laughter and life to the fullest.
The approximate running time of Legacy of Light is two hours and ten minutes including one fifteen minute intermission.
Go to http://www.arenastage.org/