About Legacy of Light

Legacy of Light

By Karen Zacarias 
Directed by Lois Roach 

During the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Isaac Newton watched apples fall while another brilliant  physicist, Emilie du Chatelet, found herself with child. At 42, fearing she would die in childbirth, she raced  to complete her research and leave her legacy. Meanwhile, present day scientist Olivia, unable to conceive and wondering what she will sacrifice for motherhood, arranges for a surrogate, who pulls  together past and present in a stellar collision. This “entertaining new comedy” (Variety) blends unexpected twists of self discovery with two women’s quests for knowledge and love.