Welcome to our community calendar of arts events — the best arts calendar in the South Sound! OLY ARTS does not charge for posting arts events. Events are submitted by organizations and community members and published at OLY ARTS’ discretion. Events are not sponsored or endorsed by OLY ARTS. Please do not upload images or files larger than 1 MB. Please only post once, and your event is sent to the OLY ARTS’ Editor for review and approval.
- This event has passed.
Theater Artists Olympia Presents The Half-life of Marie Curie by Lauren Gunderson
May 12 at 7:30 pm – May 28 at 4:00 pm PDT
In 1911, Marie Curie wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery of radium and polonium. By 1912, she is the object of nationwide ridicule, all but erasing her achievements, when the press discovers her affair with a married scientist. Branded a foreign temptress and homewrecker, Marie is left reeling until her friend, engineer and suffragette Hertha Ayrton convinces Marie to retreat to a safe haven on the British coast.
The Half-life of Marie Curie revels in the power of a female friendship that spanned 30 years, as it explores the relationship between these two brilliant women, both of whom are mothers, widows, and fearless champions of scientific inquiry.
What: The Half-Life of Marie Curie By Lauren Gunderson Produced by Theater Artists Olympia
Directed by pug Bujeaud
Starring Paige Doyle as Marie Curie and Heather R. Christopher as Hertha Ayrton
Where: The OlyTheater space at the Capital Mall (formerly BOP) across from Old Navy
When: May 12,13,19,20,26,27 at 7:30 PM and May 14,21,28 at 2:00 PM