The Half-Life of Marie Curie

The Half-Life of Marie Curie

Ticket information

Adults: $20.00
Seniors/Students: $10.00

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July 13-17th: PSI Theatre at the Durham Arts Council
120 Morris St., Durham, NC 27701

Production staff:

Director: Noelle Azarelo
Stage Manager: Andrea Zimmerman
Assistant Stage Manager: Kristie Kennedy
Technical Director: John-Paul Middlesworth
Scenic Designer: Lizzie Andrews
Sound Design: Michael Parker
House Manager: Dave McEwen
Producer: Charles Machalicky

In the summer of 1911, she took back her power.

Mary Rowland and Samantha Corey star as Hertha Ayrton and Marie Curie in The Half-Life of Marie Curie, running July 13-17, 2022.
Chemist and physicist Marie Curie is about to accept her second Nobel prize for her pioneering work in radioactivity, when the press discovers her longtime affair with a married man. Reeling from public scandal, she retreats to the seaside home of engineer and suffragist Hertha Ayrton. There, the two friends explore what it means to be mothers, wives, scientists and thought leaders, in a changing world on the verge of war.

A true story of perseverance through adversity, spanning 30 years of the personal lives, scientific achievements and political influences of two extraordinary women. Come see the NC live premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s off-Broadway hit, The Half-Life of Marie Curie

This production is made possible by a grant from the Durham Arts Council and our sponsors:

Blue Frog Digital
Blue Frog Digital
Cast list
Marie Curie………………………..Samantha Corey
Hertha Ayrton………………………..Mary Rowland

Parking information

There is public parking available at and around the Durham Arts Council. These parking areas are owned by the City of Durham and managed by Central Parking System.

  • Durham Centre Parking Garage is a multi-level paid public parking deck directly across Morgan St. from the Durham Arts Council building. There are entrances on both Morgan and Morris Streets. Hourly rate: $2.25.
  • Manning Place parking lot is directly adjacent to the Durham Arts Council building on the South side (entry from Morris Street). Limited parking is available for DAC and downtown visitors. No parking is permitted in front of the dumpsters and in front of the loading bay.