Ada and the Engine

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Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate child of the amorous poet Lord Byron, had a love of her own: mathematics. Well, that...plus  a certain polymath-inventor, Charles Babbage, famous as “the father of the computer.” It’s true that Babbage invented the hardware--the Analytic Engine--but the language, the song, the soul of the thing, the programming: that was all Ada. From prolific playwright Lauren Gunderson (author of the inspirational Emilie, which Avant Bard produced to great acclaim in 2017), Ada and the Engine is a whimsical scientific history with a big heart that once again proves the future is, and has always been, female.

Presented by Avant Bard Theatre

Show Type
Drama
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$10 - $40

Discount Tickets Available Limited number of Pay What You Will tickets available for every performance

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Box Office Phone: 703-418-4808

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/08/2020 - 04/04/2020
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Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 03/08/2020 - 7:00pm Preview
  • 03/10/2020 - 7:30pm Preview
  • 03/11/2020 - 7:30pm Preview
  • 03/12/2020 - 7:30pm Preview
  • 03/13/2020 - 7:30pm Opening/Press Night
  • 03/23/2020 - 7:30pm Industry Night

Extra Performances

  • 03/15/2020 - 7:00pm
  • 03/20/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 03/21/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 03/22/2020 - 7:00pm
  • 03/26/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 03/28/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 03/29/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 04/03/2020 - 7:30pm
  • 04/04/2020 - 2:00pm
  • 04/05/2020 - 7:00pm
Cast
Performer Role
Dina Soltan Ada Byron Lovelace
Matthew Pauli Charles Babbage
Jessica Lefkow Lady Anabella Byron/Mary Somerville
Jon Reynolds Lord Lovelace/Lord Byron
Production Personnel
Playwright
Lauren Gunderson
Director
Megan Behm
Costume Designer
Alison Samantha Johnson
Set Designer
David Ghatan
Sound Designer
Neil McFadden
Lighting Designer
Ian Claar

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Gunston Arts Center - Theater 2
2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

Getting There

  • Crystal City (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Pentagon (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Check website for bus and taxi information from Metro Stop

Parking

  • Free onsite parking

Accessibility

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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