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Myriam Cyr To Portray The Marquise Du Chatelet In MOVING BODIES On Dream Up Festival

Myriam Cyr To Portray The Marquise Du Chatelet In MOVING BODIES On Dream Up FestivalMyriam Cyr will return to the stage as Emilie, the Marquise du Chatelet in Lorraine Liscio's riveting new play "Moving Bodies," currently on the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City. Ms. Cyr, who also directed the play, will assume the leading role through September 16th.

Myriam Cyr originated the role of Barbarina in Julie Taymor's production of "The Green Bird" at Theater for a New Audience, and appeared as Ultra Violet in the film "I Shot Andy Warhol." Her many stage credits include appearing as Salome opposite Al Pacino in Arvin Brown's production at the Long Wharf Theatre, as well as in the Royal National Theater production of "Salome" that toured Australia and Japan. Trained at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ms. Cyr appeared in "The Women" at the Royal Old Vic, Madame de Sade at the Almedia Theatre, and created the part of Constance in the London premiere of "Goodnight Desdemona." Her films include "Le Secret de Jerome" (Best Actress at the International Film Festival in Belgium and Best Actress Award at the International Film Festival of Baie Comeau, Canada), "Brothers" (Best Actress Drama Film Festival of Greece), "Gothic," and "Species Two." A native of New Brunswick, Canada, Ms. Cyr is also the accomplished author of "Letters of a Portuguese Nun," named "book of the month" by The Guardian and translated into eight languages.

"Moving Bodies" reclaims the story of Emilie du Chatelet, a lover of Voltaire and a brilliant scientist. When she corrected a mistake made by Newton, printed in the Journal of Science, the Secretary struck back by remarking "Your female condition is the source of your illusions." But Emilie was right. Defiant, excessive and real, Emilie fought for love and science, but as a woman in the 1700's was never allowed to have both.

Ms. Cyr joins the cast of * Jonathan Tindle as Voltaire * Sarah Oakes Muirhead as Francoise de Graffigny * David Beck as Saint-Lambert and Maupertuis. Mr. Beck also plays on keyboard his own compositions and selections by Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart * Jerome Preston Bates as the Marquis de Chatelet, Koenig, and Mairan.

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