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This woman did it all!
Travel back in time to the year 1915 and meet Marie Curie – a brilliant physicist whose monumental work changed the course of science and medicine.
At a point in history when the ideals prized in womanhood were those of the unselfish, passive, devoted wife and mother, Marie Curie was that and more. Her achievements outside the realm of domesticity are often referred to as ‘firsts’:
The first woman to receive a doctorate in France
The first woman to win a Noble Prize
The first and only person, male or female, to win the Noble Prize twice - in two different scientific fields
From the harsh political oppression that dominated her childhood years in Poland, to collaboration with her scientist-husband Pierre, to international acclaim for her scientific achievements, Marie Curie challenges our assumptions about what can be achieved by someone described as almost pathologically shy and possessed with unique intelligence coupled with strong perseverance.
Join us at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, for a fascinating presentation given by actor Susan Marie Frontczak as she ‘becomes’ Marie Curie and delivers a one-hour in-character monologue, followed by a Q & A with Marie Curie in character and a Q & A with Ms. Frontczak out of character.
Susan Marie Frontczak, a frequent presenter at PebbleCreek, has performed as Marie Curie in 34 states across the U.S. and in nine countries abroad. In dramatizing the life of Marie Curie, (née Maria Skłodowska), Susan pays homage to their shared Polish heritage. Marie Curie’s perseverance in purifying one gram of radium from a ton of pitchblende (a radioactive, uranium-rich mineral and ore), in part, inspired Susan to major in engineering. She worked in that field for fourteen years before pursuing writing and acting full-time. In her performance as Marie Curie, Susan aims to reveal the person behind the scientist while placing Marie Curie’s life and remarkable accomplishments in memorable historical context.
DATE: Saturday, Jan. 30
LECTURE Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Renaissance Theater
For Additional Information:
Marie Curie - A Life by Susan Quinn
Madame Curie by Eve Curie (Marie Curie’s daughter)