The Half-Life of Marie Curie

By Lauren Gunderson

“It’s rare to classify a show as both fun and educational, but Lauren Gunderson’s THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE is just that—a 90-minute slice of history brimming with wit and wisdom, powered by two turn-of-the-20th-century female STEM stars.” —

In 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of the elements radium and polonium. By 1912, she was the object of ruthless gossip over an alleged affair with the married Frenchman Paul Langevin, all but erasing her achievements from public memory. Weakened and demoralized by the press lambasting her as a “foreign” Jewish temptress and a homewrecking traitor, Marie agrees to join her friend and colleague Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette, at her summer home in England. THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE revels in the power of female friendship as it explores the relationship between these two brilliant women, both of whom are mothers, widows, and fearless champions of scientific inquiry.

Ticket Price: $32+
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Tickets & Showtimes

Jul 28, 2023 7:30pm Jul 29, 2023 7:30pm Jul 30, 2023 6:30pm Aug 01, 2023 6:30pm Aug 02, 2023 6:30pm Aug 03, 2023 6:30pm Aug 04, 2023 7:30pm Aug 05, 2023 7:30pm Aug 06, 2023 6:30pm Aug 08, 2023 6:30pm Aug 09, 2023 6:30pm Aug 10, 2023 6:30pm Aug 11, 2023 7:30pm Aug 12, 2023 7:30pm Aug 13, 2023 1:30pm Aug 13, 2023 6:30pm Aug 15, 2023 6:30pm Aug 16, 2023 6:30pm Aug 17, 2023 6:30pm Aug 18, 2023 7:30pm Aug 19, 2023 7:30pm Aug 20, 2023 6:30pm

Show Info

Runtime: 90
Age Range: Recommended for 12 up

Performance Space

The Henry Studio Theatre

Production Team

Written By:Lauren Gunderson
Directed by:Melissa Livingston
Stage Manager:Miriam Mendoza
Costume Design by:RachelAnne Germinario
Properties Design by:Kinsey Lahn
Scenic Design:Leah Mazur

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