sobota 31 maj 2008 – godz.19.00
Marnix Academie, Vogelsanglaan 1, Utrecht

Polski Teatr z Toronto
Maria Nowotarska i Agata Pilitowska w przedstawieniu
„Promieniowanie” – Rzecz o Marii Skłodowskiej Curie
reżyseria Kazimierz Braun

spektakl w języku polskim z angielskim tłumaczeniem

bilety: 17,50 euro i 15.00 euro (młodziez i studenci)
e-mail:, tel.030-2718296


Maria Nowotarska en Agata Pilitowska in de theatervoorstelling
„Promieniowanie” (straling) over Marie Curie-Skłodowska
geregiseerd door Kazimierz Braun

Pools gesproken met Engelse vertaling
zaterdag 31 mei 2008 – om 19.00 uur
Marnix Academie, Vogelsanglaan 1, Utrecht

Kaartjes: 17,50 Euro, studenten en jongeren: 15,- Euro.
Te reserveren per mail:, telefonisch: 030-2718296

Radiation. The Story of Maria Skłodowska Curie
a play by Kazimierz Braun

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.

The play narrates the story of Maria Skłodowska Curie through the dialogues between two characters: Maria and her younger daughter Eve. Other people are introduced and shown in a series of Maria’s monologues and on the photographs projected on the horizon. The projection also shows the mountain panorama surrounding the place of the action: the terrace in the sanatorium in Sancellemoz, in the French Alps in 1934, where Maria came for treatment of a mysterious illness. She is cared for by Eve, who uses their stay in the mountains to interview her mother for a book on her which she writes. Maria recalls her studies, struggles, experiments and discoveries, as well as her loves with Pierre Curie and Paul Langevin, and her friendship with Albert Einstein. Her illness turns out to be the result of overdoses of radiation. She dies dreaming about returning to Poland. At the end of the play we hear about the posthumous, ultimate recognition and honor given to Maria Skłodowska Curie: her body was ceremonially placed in the Paris’ Pantheon.

The play has a vivid and emotionally charged action. It also had an exceptional educational value for the young audiences.

opublikowane w portalu Polonia.NL 20.05.2008