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  • Location: Polish Museum of America | 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Chicago | 60642

This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Maria Skłodowska-Curie.
Join the Polish Museum of America in celebration!

May 19th, at 7p.m. at Sabina F. Logisz Great Hall of PMA, 984 N Milwaukee Ave, you will have an opportunity to see a theater performance “Promieniowanie – Radiation.”

The play will be in Polish, with English subtitles projected on screen.

It is an extraordinary story about a great scientist, presented in a form of dialogue between Maria Skłodowska-Curie and her daughter Ewa, touching upon the topics of Maria’s career, private life choices and dilemmas, and duties towards her family, nation and the broader society. The plot is situated in Sancellemoz – a sanatorium in Alps where Maria spent her last days. Ewa Curie decided to stay in Alps with Maria to write her biography.

“It was a woman who loved her work and who was really persistent, but who also desired to do good. Through the process of getting to know her and playing this role, I became convinced that only immense, hard work can do good. It has been Kazimierz Braun’s intention for this play to have an educational aspect – it defends science, the pure one, but at the same time it also shows its danger.” – Maria Nowotarska
(from article: „Oby Promieniowanie promieniowało na cały świat,” M. Bonikowska, Gazeta, 2006)

Maria Nowotarska – Maria Skłodowska-Curie
Agata Pilitowska – Ewa Curie

Director – Kazimierz Braun
Music – Jerzy Boski
Poster design – Jerzy Kołacz
Light, sound, special effects:
Krzysztof Sajdak, Tomek Lis, Robert Sokołowski, Andrzej Stefan
Production – Jerzy Pilitowski

Admission: $25
Free, spacious parking in the back of the building.