11 - 13 S Water Street Mall, Aurora, IL 60505
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The Half-Life of Marie Curie

by Lauren Gunderson

May 10th - June 1st

Friday & Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays May 12th & May 19th at 2:00 p.m.

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.

Please select a performance

Fri, May 31st, 2024 at 8:00 pm
(60 available)
Sat, Jun 1st, 2024 at 8:00 pm
(51 available)
 
 

Adults - $20.00

Students/Seniors -$18.00