News: Free Staged Reading of "The Half-Life of Marie Curie" April 10


Image courtesy Break A Leg Productions
A staged reading of The Half-Life of Marie Curie, written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Kim T. Sharp, will be presented on Sunday April 10th, 2022 at 7pm at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, 45th and Broadway, in Salon 2 on the 5th Floor. Admission is free to the performance, starring Susan Richard and Teri Black, and the post-performance talkback. 

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 home-wrecking traitor, Marie agrees to join her friend and colleague

Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette. 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.

Proof of vaccination and face mask are required. The staged reading of The Half-Life of Marie Curie is part of "The Art of Science" Reading Series and is supported by the American Physical Society’s Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public.

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