Shirley Lauro's Play About Marie Curie Will Premiere at FL's New Theatre | Playbill

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News Shirley Lauro's Play About Marie Curie Will Premiere at FL's New Theatre New Theatre, the Coral Gables, FL, company that commissioned the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics, will present the world premiere of Shirley Lauro's The Radiant, about Marie Curie, in spring 2011.

Ricky J. Martinez (artistic director) and Eileen Suarez (managing director) announced the six-show season on Aug. 23.

The Radiant, to play March 25–April 17, 2011, is billed this way: "The tempestuous, dramatic life of Marie Curie [1867-1934], one of the world's first recognized woman scientists, whose discovery and isolation of radium earned her two Nobel Prizes and revolutionized science forever, as she ushered in 'The Atomic Age' and the first cure for cancer."

Lauro is perhaps best known for her much-produced play about Vietnam War nurses, A Piece of My Heart, plus All Through the Night, Clarence Darrow's Last Trial and more.

The New Theatre's 25th anniversary season will also include Shakespeare's The Tempest (Sept. 2-19), adapted and directed by guest director John Manzelli; the Southeastern premiere of Jack Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating (Oct. 8-31); the Southeastern premiere of Rogelio Martinez's Fizz, a comedy inspired by the creation of "new Coke" (Nov. 19-Dec. 12); a title to be announced (Jan. 28-Feb. 20, 2011); and Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desre (May 20-June 12, 2011).

New Theatre is at 4120 Laguna Street, Coral Gables, FL. For information, call (305) 443-5909 or visit *

New Theatre was founded in 1986 and is dedicated to the development and production of new works. The theatre has brought the national premieres of more than 30 plays by early- and mid-career American playwrights to South Florida, including New Theatre-commissioned Anna in the Tropics, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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