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Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE

The Half-Life of Marie Curie just celebrated opening night at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue - one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible's creative home for live performances in New York.

Audible will release The Half-Life of Marie Curie as an audio play on December 6, extending its reach to millions of listeners around the world. The audio release is available for preorder now at www.audible.com/halflife.

Science made them remarkable. Friendship made them resilient. Obie Award winner Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany star in The Half-Life of Marie Curie, a compelling new play about renowned scientist Marie Curie and radical engineer Hertha Ayrton-and the friendship that strengthened their resolve to pursue their ambitions.

With lyricism and wit, playwright Lauren Gunderson has crafted an honest, unexpected story that follows Marie Curie during the summer of 1912 when news of her secret affair threatens to overshadow her second Nobel Prize win. Heartbroken, Curie leaves France to stay with Ayrton at her home on the British seaside and together they confront the scandal that could end Curie's career-and drastically alter her life.

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, The Half-Life of Marie Curie is a timely celebration of two brilliant women who have been overlooked by history for too long. Written expressly for Audible through its Emerging Playwrights Fund, the play will be available to Audible listeners globally on Thursday, December 5th. Previous productions to come out of Audible's Emerging Playwrights Fund include the best-selling and critically acclaimed releases of Madhuri Shekar's Evil Eye, Chisa Hutchinson's Proof of Love, Carla Graul's Life Ever After, Nick Carr's Wally Roux: Quantum Mechanic, and Leah Nanako Winkler's Nevada Tan. Additional plays to come out of the Emerging Playwrights Fund will be both released and announced regularly.

The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Sarah Laux (costume design), Amith Chandrashaker (lighting design), and Darron L West (sound design).

Photo Credit: Katherine Lee

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
'The Half-Life of Marie Curie' at the Minetta Lane Theatre

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Lauren Gunderson, Kate Mulgrew, Francesca Faridany and Gaye Taylor Upchurch

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Tyne Daly

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Selenis Leyva, Nick Sandow and Lea DeLaria

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Lauren Gunderson

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Maddie Corman

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Maddie Corman

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE
Sarah Stern and David Cale



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