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Curtain lifted on Marie Curie's life
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Curtain lifted on Marie Curie's life

14.03.2012 From our online archive
A theatre performance exploring the life and loves of the chemist Marie Curie is to be staged at the Abbaye de Neumunster.

(JB) A theatre performance exploring the life and loves of the chemist Marie Curie is to be staged at the Abbaye de Neumunster.

Maria Sklodowska Curie will be performed by a cast of just two for a two-night showing on October 28-29 at the cultural venue.

Devised and performed by Jolanta Juszkiewicz (Kropka Theatre - Poland) with Steve Karier (Fundamental asbl), the play catches up with Curie just as she receives her second Nobel Award in 1911.

As Marie returns from her trip to the Nobel Award ceremony in Stockholm, she faces down prejudice and criticism concerning an affair which risks obliterating her reputation. Retreating from the public eye, the chemist recalls her past and is visited by the ghost of her dead husband, Pierre.

The performance is organised in partnership with the Polish Embassy, by Kropka Theatre and Fundamental asbl in association with ARTmadeinluxembourg, the University of Luxembourg and the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster (CCRN).

The play is performed in the Salle Robert Krieps at 8pm. Entry is 15 euros for adults, 8 euros for students. To book tickets, visit www.ccrn.lu or call 26 20 52 444.