THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Executive Director, Crystal Field
An evening of extraordinary feminist history
February 16 – March 5, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM
Running Time: 90 minutes
Tickets $18, Seniors/Students $15
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Street)
“ADA7 is the story of Ada Lovelace Byron. Born a Victorian lady, she changed the course of world history, credited as being the “first woman computer programmer”.
In 1840, England was in the midst of 2 eras: the Victorian Age of laced-up corsets and bustles, and the Industrial Revolution of new machine inventions. Born at this time, was ADA LOVELACE BYRON, daughter of Lord Byron. ADA got married, became a mother of three children, and a superb mathematician. So distinguished, she consulted Prince Albert on his 1851 Crystal Palace exhibition.
Her Mother tutored her in geometry, trigonometry algebra, logarithms, tangents, geometry and she became a specialist creating the first algorithm, or computer code of zeros and ones.
While developing her mathematical expertise, and writing on Charles Babbage’s Analytical calculating machine, in her brilliant notes she suggested that it could carry out more than just mathematical calculation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, insisting it could be used as symbols for music geology, history, languages, literature, and all other subjects, etc.
Her code is used in every computer worldwide and will advance civilization in generations yet to be born.
She spent most of her very short 36 years in pain: Leech blood- letting, measles, dizzy spells, aches, stomach upsets, opiates, mesmerism and died of uterine cancer, buried next to her Father, Lord Byron.
STEPHANIE JANE MORENO
WRITER – DEMETRIA DANIELS
DIRECTOR – ROBERT LEIBOWITZ
STAGE MANAGER – MICHAEL DURGAVICH
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.