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Women Rising: Passion Fruits

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Date:
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time:
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Amalia
Location Details:
SJ Repertory Theater, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

Another Women Rising Event in the Works..in Collaboration with the San Jose Repertory Theater... "Passion Fruits: an evening of live music, art, theater and intellectual discourse on modern women". March 24th @ 6pm. The play is "Legacy of Light", a dramatic comedy about women scientists making passionate decisions about motherhood and career. Cost is sliding scale...whatever you can afford, but suggested @ $10

6pm- live music wit...h Red Weather
and Emily Moldy,
also an art bazaar featuring arts and crafts by local vendors
and a 2nd floor gallery filled with the works of local women artists

8pm-"Legacy of Light"

drama/comedy

Two brilliant women, centuries apart, push the boundaries of science while grappling with motherhood in this theatrically adventurous comedy.
Physicist Émilie du Châtelet, lover of famous French philosopher Voltaire, and a young poet, worries about her fate after she unexpectedly becomes pregnant. Driven by fear and ambition, she races to publish her theories based on Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. Linked together by scientific legacy and maternal instincts, accomplished astrophysicist Olivia and her husband, Peter, want to conceive but cannot. Olivia’s attention turns to her new “child,” a planet she’s discovered in the midst of hiring a quirky and free-spirited surrogate. This touching and whimsical tale leaves us asking: Does the birth of a child ultimately mean as much to the world as the birth of an idea?

Approx. Performance Run Time: 2 hours, with one 15 minute intermission.


10pm Panel Discussion with fantastic women balancing career and family decisions.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 12:37AM
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