Ada and the Engine

Ada and the Engine

Ada and the Engine
Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Kelley Holley

April 4-7, 2024

Sklarsky Glass Box Theater, SHED

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.

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Showtimes and Tickets

Sklarsky Glass Box Theatre, Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED)

April 4, 2024

7:30 PM

April 5, 2024

7:30 PM

April 6, 2024

7:30 PM

April 7, 2024

7:30 PM

$5 for students

$10 for faculty/staff/alumni

$12 for general public

Tickets available at the University Arenas Box Office, 585-475-4121, and