The Half-Life of Marie Curie
1911, France. Nobel-Prize winning scientist Marie Curie is caught up in a major scandal that threatens to end her career. Her friend, British scientist Hertha Ayrton, takes Marie away from the French mob and angry press to her seaside home in England. With their hair let down, these two extraordinary women talk of their lives, loves, children, the obstacles they face as women in science and their astounding accomplishments -- all played out with humor, poignancy, and passionate debate.
Written by Lauren Gunderson, one of America's leading contemporary playwrights, "The Half-Life of Marie Curie" features Sarah Howard Parker (AEA) as Marie Curie and western Massachusetts favorite Louise Krieger as Hertha Ayrton. Robert Freedman directs.
"The Half-Life of Marie Curie" will be presented without intermission during its run time of 90 minutes.
Northampton Center for the Arts (View)
33 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060