The Half-Life of Marie Curie at Central Square Theater
This performance was so gripping and enlightening that it wasn’t until the play was brought to an abrupt halt that I had any inkling that one of the two women on the stage was in the midst of a medical emergency. Central Square Theater generously offered all of us in the audience an opportunity to attend a later performance or to watch a streamed version of the play. I look forward to doing so. What I saw of the portrayal of the friendship of two women, both scientists, during a fraught moment in Curie’s life (even the award of her second Nobel prize was double-edged; the Nobel committee asked her not to attend the ceremony) was fascinating. The acting by both Lee Mikeska Gardner and Debra Wise was terrific.
Central Square Theater, home of The Nora and Underground Railway Theater, is supported by MIT. Many of the plays produced in that theater highlight the role of science and the lives of scientists past and present. Bravo Central Square Theater!