Piezoelectric Love: The (half) Life of Marie Curie

Multidisciplinary multimedia theater experience that explores the life and work of one of history's most fascinating women and two-time Nobel Prize winner, featuring masked actors, a clown piece, dance, and more.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 2 p.m.

Where: UCSB Performing Arts Theatre, 522 University Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: $13 - $17

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Theater


The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance and Proboscis Theater Company present a performance conceived, devised and directed by UCSB faculty member Jeff Mills.

Marie Curie discovered the elements radium and polonium, developed early radiation cancer treatment, and invented the portable X-ray lab for World War I medical units. She was obsessive, passionate, poetic and driven by the need to understand the nature of matter.

Jim Connolly and Anna Abbey compose original music and perform, while UCSB faculty member Christina McCarthy choreographs. The UCSB cast includes Brian Bock, Megan Caniglia, Kelli Coleman, Elizabeth Cowperthwaite, Allie Granat, Dylan Hale, Amy Lingard, Hasmik Anna Saakian and Hollie Sokol.

This show is not suitable for children.

Phone: 805-893-7221

Event posted April 25, 2012
Last updated April 26, 2012


Independent Discussion Guidelines

The biography of Marie Curie by Susan Quinn is now available as an eBook

patrickmehr (anonymous profile)
April 25, 2012 at 6:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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