Natacha Roi and Don Reilly star in Emilie
(© Henry DiRocco)
Natacha Roi and Don Reilly star in Emilie
(© Henry DiRocco)
South Coast Repertory has announced casting for its world premiere of Lauren Gunderson's Emilie - La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life at the Petit Théâtre at Cirey Tonight, to run April 19-May 10, with an opening set for April 24.

The play is inspired by the true story of 18th century Parisian noblewoman Emilie du Châtelet and her lifelong affair with the Enlightenment superstar Voltaire. It will star Natacha Roi (Emilie) and Don Reilly (Voltaire), with Susan Denaker (Madam), Matthew Humphreys (Gentleman), and Rebecca Mozo (Soubrette).

The creative team will include Cameron Anderson (set design), Nephelie Andonyadis (costume design), Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz (lighting design), and Vincent Olivieri (sound design).

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