Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie
November 1 - December 18, 2011
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
Acclaimed actor and writer Alan Alda delves into the life and romance of one of the most brilliant female scientists in history. Famous for her groundbreaking research in radioactivity, Curie was the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes in multiple sciences, but not without a struggle. For all the answers that come to her in the lab, Curie’s life is peppered with questions of how to realize the passion she has for both knowledge and love. Celebrated but then rejected by the popular press as both a woman and scientist, Curie is left to define her place in society – and history – on her own terms.
Radiance is a recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.
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