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By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Ellen McQueen

Regional premiere opens July 28, 2017

One of the latest plays penned by our very first Essential Theatre Playwriting Award Winner and the Most Produced Living Playwright in America in 2016, Lauren Gunderson, this play is about the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace. Described by the Huffington Post as “a rare and special artistic achievement: an intelligent play about intelligent historical people that has been crafted by intelligent theatre artists for an intelligent audience,” this delightful play gives you plenty to think about whether you’re a poet, a programmer, a history buff, a technophile or a hopeless romantic.

In the Press:

On the world premiere production at Central Works in December 2015:

Huffington Post – “a rare and special artistic achievement”
“Go see Ada and the Memory Engine now!”
SF Weekly – “This one is definitely worth seeing.”

On the playwright:

Lauren Gunderson: This Year’s Most Produced Living American Playwright (WomenArts, March 2017)

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