|'Marie Curie' world premiere tour continues west
Twin Pierrot Productions
HOLLYWOOD, California – The 2012 Fringe Festival is the next stop for ‘Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist,’ a new one-woman play chronicling the famed physicist’s life.
Spend an evening with the specter of Madame Curie as she recounts the trials and successes of her life–from her childhood in Russian-occupied Poland and Parisian education, to her Nobel Prize wins, public scandal, WWI exploits, and eventual death from radiation exposure. Full of wit and verve, passion and wisdom, Madame Curie achieved her heart’s greatest desire: “to be something,” to make an indelible impression on the scientific community and world at large.
“I can see why Marie’s story has endured,” said Rebecca Lynn Morales, star and co-producer of the solo-show. “Calling her remarkable would be an understatement. I only hope, in some small way, to do justice to her legacy.”
A common complaint about historical one-person historical dramas is their tendency to be dry and monotonous. As if the audience is gathering to hear someone read lifelessly from a dense textbook.
“We took great care to make ‘Rogue’ a better experience for the viewers,” playwright-director Gabriel Morales explained. “It’s not a historical lecture, just a recital of dates and facts. With our stream-of-consciousness approach–and Rebecca’s passionate, rapturous performance–you will see this extraordinary figure share and relive her most joyful and devastating memories. You’re with Marie during her final moments, in her head, as her life flashes before her eyes.”
‘Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist’ performs at The Actors Company during the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Thursdays at 8 pm, June 7, 14 and 21.
Contains dialogue regarding war and adult situations. Not recommended for children under 10.
Location: The Actors Company – 916A N. Formosa Ave., Hollywood, CA 90046
Performance Times: 8 pm on July 7, 14 and 21
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 senior, child, student, military, faculty and Fringe participants
For more information visit www.mariecurieplay.com