"Marie Curie" performance to benefit childhood cancer treatment
Redlands Daily Facts ~ March 8, 2012

The world premiere weekend of the new one-woman play “Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist” at Rialto Community Players will raise funds for the Cancer Treatment Unit at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

The number of lives touched by Madame Marie Curie’s achievements is incalculable. From her Nobel Prize-winning discovery of radium, to her innovative work in the field of x-rays, Curie made an indelible impression on the scientific community and world at large.

“Over a century later, Curie’s legacy is inspirational and humbling to behold,” said writer-director G.S. Morales. “She had a habit of putting herself in harm’s way for the benefit of others — whether risking imprisonment to teach peasant children to read, toiling in a lab with radioactive material, or rushing the front lines of WWI to x-ray injured soldiers.”

“That’s the heart of our play,” added Rebecca Lynn Morales, star of the production. “This extraordinary woman overcame enormous hardship and discrimination to fulfill her life’s calling. She wanted nothing more than to bring good into her world.”

In keeping with Curie’s humanitarian spirit, this production’s proceeds will benefit a local charity and community organization. “This will be a mid-season fundraiser for the Rialto Community Players, co-producers of the tour’s inaugural weekend,” explained Morales, “As well as a benefit for the cancer unit at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Ten percent of every ticket sold, in addition to donations collected on site, will go to young people in need of costly, life-saving treatments.”

“Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist” will perform at 8 p.m. on March 9 - 10, and 2 p.m. on March 11, at the Rialto Playhouse, 150 E. San Bernardino Ave., Rialto.

Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 for students, seniors, military and groups of 10 or more.

For more information visit www.mariecurieplay.com.