The Polish Theatre of Toronto
Radiation. The Story of Maria Skłodowska Curie is a play about the extraordinary woman and a genius scientists. Her achievements were based on hard work and stubborn perseverance, gifts and talents, and insatiable thirst for breaking the mysteries of nature. Working at first with her husband, Pierre Curie, and after his death in a street accident, alone, she was able to discover two new elements, Polonium and Radium, achieve professorship at the Sorbonne University in Paris, assume the position of head of the Curie Institute in Paris, and being twice awarded the Nobel Prize. She attracted respect and admiration of the scholarly circles, multitude of students, and international community. Behind the scenes of her academic and public carrier was her private life, very complex and full of dramatic developments. Young, she lost her mother and a sister, and early in her marriage, her beloved husband; soon after, pressured by a campaign of insults and threats, she was forced to resign of her love with another man.