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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.

Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.

Performance Information

Running Time
2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

This production contains the smoking of a pipe.

Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
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