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CabLab: Ada and the Engine

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:30pm to Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
$5 - $10 / Free for students & subscribers
Performance Showtimes: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:30pm

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. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age. Second year MFA director Kristie Post Wallace directs.

Run Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

CabLab LogoThis show is part of the School of Drama's new CabLab series. CabLabs take place in the Cabaret Theatre in Hutchinson Hall. They are free for students and subscribers.
UW Drama season subscribers: Advance subscriber tickets for Ada and the Engine are no longer available, but walk-up tickets will be available day-of-show (while supplies last). We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to showtime for the best chance of getting in. Be sure to bring along your CabLab pass (it was in the subscriber packet that was mailed to you) to redeem your free tickets.


DIRECTOR Kristie Post Wallace (2nd year MFA director)
SET DESIGNER Elana Lessing (undergraduate Drama major)
LIGHTING DESIGNER Carson Dauber (undergraduate Drama major)
COSTUME DESIGNER ADVISOR Deborah Trout (UW Drama faculty)
COSTUME DESIGNER Isabella Harris (undergraduate Drama major)
SOUND DESIGNER Eduardo Perez (undergraduate Drama major)
DIALECT COACH Juli Rosenzweig (guest artist)
STAGE MANAGER Megan Carleton (undergraduate Drama major)
ASST. STAGE MANAGER Eddie Perez (undergraduate Drama major)


ADA LOVELACE Kayla Walker (guest artist)
CHARLES BABBAGE Jack Hilovsky (guest artist)
LORD LOVELACE/BYRON Jon Díaz (2nd year MFA actor)
LADY BYRON/MARY SOMERVILLE Brynne Garman (guest artist)


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