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This post is sponsored by the Cleveland Play House. Legacy of Light, the Cleveland Play House’s send-off performance at its current location, is going on now — and you could win tickets to be there. For a chance to win a pair of tickets, send an email to [email protected] with “Cleveland Play House” in the […]

This post is sponsored by the Cleveland Play House.

Legacy of Light, the Cleveland Play House’s send-off performance at its current location, is going on now — and you could win tickets to be there. For a chance to win a pair of tickets, send an email to [email protected] with “Cleveland Play House” in the subject line.

Legacy of Light is an empowering, heartwarming and humorous look at the challenges facing women as they strive to lead lives that are emotionally, intellectually and spiritually fulfilling. This sharply written intelligent comedy by Karen Zacarias focuses on two female scientists who create innovative measures to balance family and career.

The play travels through time and space following 18th century French countess Emile du Chatelet, whose mathematical research in collaboration with Voltaire is paving the way for Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and a modern-day astrophysicist on the verge of making a major breakthrough on planet formation. Though separated by 260 years, these women face the same challenges as they contemplate childbirth and how children will affect their career trajectories. With savvy, grace and fierce intelligence, they make daring choices that will determine their lasting legacies.

Of Zacarias’ recent plays, Legacy of Light has been the most cherished and most intimate project. Like most of her works, it oscillates between comedy and drama and zeroes in on this tricky business of being human. The characters differ in time, attitude and circumstance but are all, she says, “trying to do the best they can. And I find that to be true in the world I live in. No one’s given up. Everyone’s trying,” she continues. “We feel bad and guilty about not doing everything…but I really don’t know very many people who aren’t trying very hard.”

Michael Bloom, Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House, says, “It is continually important to empower the young women of Northeast Ohio with strong female role models. I believe that our production of Legacy of Light can inspire young audiences to find their passions in math, science, history and to pursue them to the fullest.”

Legacy of Light will be performed through May 1. For more information, go to www.clevelandplayhouse.com.

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