The Half-Life of Marie Curie stars Francesca Faridany and Kate Mulgrew, along with director Gaye Taylor Upchurch, spoke to Playbill this week. In the video above, they discuss the themes of friendship and female empowerment found within Lauren Gunderson’s play about the two-time Nobel prize-winning scientist.
Faridany stars as Marie Curie opposite Mulgrew as British physicist Hertha Ayrton in the play about the friendship shared by the pioneering female scientists, and a scandal during the summer of 1912 that threatened to overshadow Curie’s second Nobel Prize.
Inside Rehearsals for The Half-Life of Marie Curie Off-Broadway
The Audible production begins previews November 12 Off-Broadway at Minetta Lane Theatre ahead of a November 19 opening. As with previous productions, Audible will record and release The Half-Life of Marie Curie as an audio play.
The creative team includes scenic designer Rachel Hauck, costume designer Sarah Laux, lighting designer Amith Chandrashaker, and sound designer Darron L. West.