The audience will re-live the extraordinary collaboration between Curie and her husband Pierre. As companion scientists, they worked with the medical community to establish the first successful treatments for cancer.
This program also honors the ethic of scientific altruism. The Curies declined to patent their methods, insisting that to profit from the discovery of radium would be “contrary to the scientific spirit.” This program also honors Manya’s Polish heritage.
For 24 years Frontczak has brought literature to life, created stories and honed personal experience into tales worth telling. She has a background in management and engineering, and plays in theatres, corporations, and international festivals. Her original narrative scripts and stories include “Ground Hog Day” Morning Edition, Colorado Public Radio; “Vanishing Voices” with the Planina Eastern European Choir; and “Two Hearts, Four Feet,” a celebration of social dance to accompany the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, and “Paris in the Jazz Age.”
Major sponsors for this performance are the departments of physics, chemistry, history, and dramatic arts, the Society of Physics Students, Jaguar Productions, the American Chemical Society, the Gender Studies Group and USA Women in Science.