Summer, 1912. Two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie takes refuge with her friend Hertha Aryton, renowned mechanical engineer, after the outing of Marie’s scandalous affair with the married Paul Langevin. In the course of this 90 minute play their friendship is tested as they take on double standards, negotiating their passion for science, families, and romantic partners, their barriers, and the danger of new discoveries. The powerhouse casting of The Nora’s Lee Mikeska Gardner and Underground Railway’s Debra Wise will light up the stage like radioactive isotopes in this two-hander.

Produced by The Nora@Central Square Theater
A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production.