November 17, 2008
UPTON, NY — A one-woman play titled “Manya: A Living History of Madame Marie Curie” will be presented at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory on Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m. in Berkner Hall. A cash bar and refreshments will be offered starting at 6 p.m. and during intermission. Sponsored by the Long Island Physics Teachers Association, QuarkNet, and Brookhaven Women in Science, the event is open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and older must bring a photo ID.
Susan Marie Frontczak is the writer and star of the play, which she has presented to numerous schools, scientific institutions, and other organizations. Marie Curie’s achievement of purifying a grain of radium from a ton of pitchblende inspired Frontczak to become an engineer, a career she pursued for 14 years before becoming a writer and actor. Frontczak’s aim is to reveal “the human behind the scientist, while placing Marie Curie’s life and accomplishments in a memorable historical context.”
Tickets for the performance cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, and are free for children under age 12. For advanced ticket sales, go to http://lipta.org — credit cards and PayPal are accepted. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the night of the performance.
For more information, call 631 344-2345. The Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway, one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.
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