Ada & The Engine


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.

Know Theatre reunites the creative team behind Lauren Gunderson’s 2016 hit Silent Sky for a companion piece about another little-remembered woman of science who changed the way we all see the world.

10 words or less: In the 19th Century, Ada Lovelace dreams our modern world.
Rated: PG.

  • Creative Team

    directed by Tamara Winters
    scenic & lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford
    costume design by Noelle Wedig
    sound & video design by Douglas Borntrager
    Prop Design & Scenic Art by Sarah Beth Hall


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    *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association under a Special Appearance Agreement.

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