Quella luce blu. La vita di Marie Curie

(“That Blue Light. Life of Marie Curie”)

“It’s the only thing I care for”, says Maria Sklodowska Curie about her work.

A ghostly Marie Curie, almost evoked by Irene, her daughter, who affectionately goes along her mother’s crazy dialogue with an old radio, broadcasting bits and pieces of her life.
Wasted by a life of seclusion, Marie Curie mistakes the kitchen for her old laboratory, the one she made the first experiments at. She shows how her professional life has always been more intimate than the private one.

The performance’s fulcrum is the human side of the scientist, her effort to destroy prejudices on women’s activity in a profession that was and still is mostly masculine.
Marie Curie becomes, in our show, like a Pirandello’s character, speaking to the public and to the author as bitterly as a Six Characters’ character.

Marie doesn’t want her life to be investigated with voyeurism, but she lets her memories flow like a fairy-tale of love.

Promoted by the Committee for Equal Opportunities of Padua University.

The performance is an act of “Senza frac nero né cilindro“, trilogy of feminine biographical theatre.


Tratto da “Il Fuoco del Radio. Dialoghi con M.me Curie” di Simona Cerrato e Luisa Crismani

Con Marina Pitta (Marie Curie) e Briana Zaki (Irène Curie)

Con la collaborazione di Marco Mattiuzzo (voce registrata)

Foto di Tamara Casula

Regia di Irene Ros

Best Audience

since 15 years old