Ada and the Engine @ Central Square Theater

Ada and the Engine is The Brit d’Arbeloff Women in Science Production. A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production.

1830. Britain’s Industrial Revolution has dawned. The fiery, brilliant Ada Byron Lovelace, is the author of the first computer program and daughter of Lord Byron (yes, that Lord Byron). At 17 she befriends Charles Babbage, salon host and inventor of the first mechanical computer. What follows is a tempestuous collaboration wherein they envision a future where a “thinking engine” completes complex calculations. Filled with the music of Ada’s imagination, Lauren Gunderson’s (Emilie La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, The Half-Life of Marie Curie) play is what the Cincinnati Enquirer calls “inspiring and absorbing”.

Capacity is limited, be sure to reserve your free tickets below

Oct 6, 2022
08:00 PM
- 10:00 PM
Central Square Theater
Central Square Theater, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
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About the

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum.