Monday Night Seminar Series

Mondays at 7pm

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Monday Night Seminar Series

The first seven of our Monday Night Seminar Series will take place on Zoom.
The final seminar – Christmas Truce – will be performed on the Theater Forty stage!


Sept 12-  The Half Life of Marie Curie

HERTHA: I must say, I’m profoundly proud of myself.
MARIE: This is unsurprising.
HERTHA: I’m hiding the greatest mind in the world at my summer house and no one knows!

The great scientist Marie Curie won two Nobel prizes for her discovery of the elements of radium and polonium. In between those awards, she was vilified for her affair with a married fellow scientist. To escape the hounding from the press, she accepted an invitation from Hertha Ayrton, an electromechanical engineer and suffragette. For two idyllic months, Hertha helps her friend to heal.
Welcome to the first reading of our new series of plays about true people and events. Our first Zoom reading is The Half Life of Marie Curie by Lauren Gunderson. Please join us this Monday, September 12 at 7PM. Cynthia Gravinese-Brown and Amy Tolsky are our stars. Melanie MacQueen directs.
“It’s rare to classify a show as both fun and educational, but Lauren Gunderson’s THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE is just that—a 90-minute slice of history brimming with wit and wisdom, powered by two turn-of-the-20th-century female STEM stars.”
 “A frisky, feminist crowd-pleaser, THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE radiates empowerment—which is fitting, since it centers on the woman who coined the term radioactivity…enlightening and entertaining.”
—Time Out New York.
 “Written with insight, passion, and humor…[a] masterful script…With its engaging biographical narrative and timely historical message, THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE will surely cement Gunderson’s reputation as the number one produced playwright in the US.”

September 19 – Touching the Void

September 26 – Socrates

October 3 – A Very Expensive Poison

October 10 – The Temperamentals

October 17 – Seven

October 24 – Queen of the Water Lilies

October 31 – Halloween (No Seminar)

November 7 – A Christmas Truce

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