• Off-Broadway

  • Show Information

    Preview: November 12, 2019 Opening: November 19, 2019 Closing: December 22, 2019 Duration: Please call for info

    Group Information

    Group Minimum: 10
  • CAST

    Marie Curie: Francesca Faridany Hertha Ayrton: Kate Mulgrew

    CREATIVE STAFF

    Written by: Lauren Gunderson Director: Gaye Taylor Upchurch Set Designer: Rachel Hauck Costume Designer: Sarah Laux Lighting Designer: Amith Chandrashaker Sound Designer: Darron L West
  • SYNOPSIS

    Obie Award winner Kate Mulgrew ("Orange Is the New Black") and Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) star in The Half-Life of Marie Curie, a compelling new play about renowned scientist Marie Curie and radical engineer Hertha Ayrton — and the friendship that strengthened their resolve to pursue their ambitions. With lyricism and wit, playwright Lauren Gunderson has crafted an honest, unexpected story that follows Curie during the summer of 1912 when a secret affair threatens to overshadow her second Nobel Prize win. Heartbroken, Curie leaves France to stay with Ayrton at her home on the British seaside, and together they confront the scandal that could end Curie’s career — and drastically alter her life.
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  • Playing at:
    Minetta Lane Theatre 18 Minetta Lane New York, NY 10012
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  • Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, The Half-Life of Marie Curie is a timely celebration of two brilliant women who have been overlooked by history for too long. Written expressly for Audible through its Emerging Playwright Fun.