The Georgia Southern University Theatre Department is kicking off its 2018-2019 season on Sept. 26 with “Émilie: The Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight.” Émilie lived in France in the early 18th century until her death in 1749. The play is told from her perspective after death as she looks over her memories and tries to decide which was more important in the long run: science or love.