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Ada and the Engine

3 Male, 3 Female

Lauren Gunderson Price: $8.99

A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future

As the Industrial Revolution dawns, Lord Byron's young daughter Ada Lovelace 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

And where Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age


“… wise and witty … a very smart and skillful Victorian parlor drama” ~ SF Weekly

“Gunderson finds plenty of intriguing matter in the story she tells, zeroing in on the knowns and unknowns in the relationship between Ada and Charles Babbage …Gunderson’s wit makes the story pretty irresistible” ~ SF Chronicle

“Gunderson has done a terrific job transforming Ada’s story … succinct and pithy, moving story and emotions along at the clip of an electronically infused calculation" ~

“What Gunderson achieves in Ada and the Engine is quite remarkable. She manages to capture the cognitive energy and intellectual intimacy that can strengthen a friendship … a rare and special artistic achievement: an intelligent play about intelligent historical people that has been crafted by intelligent theatre artists for an intelligent audience” ~


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