A great woman deserves a great play. There may be few people more conscious of that fact than playwright and Decatur native Lauren Gunderson, who took on the monumental task of bringing the unconventional 18th century genius Émilie du Châtelet to life on the stage.
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“Émilie: The Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight.” Presented by The Weird Sisters Theatre Project. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 8-25. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St. Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. www.auroratheatre.com