Ada and the Engine

A Chicago Premiere!
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed By Monica Payne

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.

Performance Schedule

Previews: June 19-22 2019 at 8 p.m.

Press Opening: June 23 2019 at 7 p.m.

Performances: June 23rd- August 4th
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

The Artistic Home is on street level with curb to seat assistance upon request. There are seats that don’t require climbing stairs and an accessible restroom. We will also call you a taxi for the trip home and have large print programs, also upon request. For requests please email: 


Running Time: TBA

Late Seating: TBA

Content Advisory: TBA

Location: 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642