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Ada and the Engine

Presented by Middlebury Actors Workshop

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April 11 – 13  7:30pm
April 14  2pm
$25/$12 students

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge – a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

Featuring Mary Krantz as Ada
Steve Small as Charles Babbage
Jordan Gullikson as Lord Byron and Lord Lovelace
Elisa Van Duyne as Annabella Byron
Melissa Lourie as Mary Sommerville

Join us for a post-show talk back moderated by Middlebury College Professor of Mathematics, Michael Olinick April 14 after the 2pm performance.