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Michael Medeiros Replaces Robert Boardman in Emilie’s Voltaire

Michael Medeiros
Michael Medeiros

Michael Medeiros has replaced Robert Boardman in the world premiere of Arthur Giron’s Emilie’s Voltaire, currently in previews at the Samuel Beckett Theatre. The production, directed by Kevin Confoy, will now open on January 30. According to a press statement, Boardman left “due to artistic differences.”

Set during the French Enlightenment, the play chronicles the volcanic, law-breaking, sexually-driven, intellectually-fueled, sixteen-year love affair between
Francois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) and Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Chatelet. Giron is the recipient of the 2000 Galileo Prize.

The cast also stars Amy Lynn Stewart. The creative team will include Jito Lee (scenery), Jake DeGroot (lighting), Carol Pelletier (costumes) and Geoffrey Roecker (sound).

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Closed: February 7, 2009