Cancelled) Radiance by Alan Alda – Open Auditions
until Mon 30th Mar 2020
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR STUDIO PRODUCTION OF
“RADIANCE” (The Passion of Marie Curie) by Alan Alda Wednesday 25th & Monday 30th March in the Theatre Lounge at 7.30pm – Everyone Welcome
The Setting: Curie laboratory; various locations in Paris; travelling by train; Nobel Prize Hall in Stockholm. Timeline: 1894 to 1911
The Plot: With backbreaking work in a ramshackle laboratory in Paris, Marie Curie and her husband Pierre achieve a revolutionary understanding of radiation and share a Nobel Prize with physicist Professor Henri Becquerel whose pioneering discovery on how invisible rays given off by uranium had inspired their research. When her beloved Pierre dies in an accident, Marie is plunged into depression. Physicist Paul Langevin, fleeing an unhappy marriage, gives her the strength to return to her work. But the scandal over their affair threatens to end her career – just when she might become the first woman to receive a second Nobel Prize.
The Characters (& their playing ages): Pierre Curie (mid 40’s) Physicist, devoted husband of Marie; focused & committed workaholic, hates fuss & time-wasting interruptions Paul Langevin (late 20’s) Scientist/Chemist; Pierre’s former student who also studied with Einstein, handsome, admirer of Marie Marie Curie (mid 30’s) Polish born with slight Polish accent, passionate, intense & driven, self-absorbed, physically fragile Marguerite (late 20’s) Wife of Emile, Award winning novelist; an intellectual but with practical views; kind and a loyal friend to Marie; Jeanne Langevin (late20’s) Wife of Paul, the only non-scientific& non-intellectual in the Curie’s circle of friends, vindictive; jealous of Mari Emile Borel (50’s) Mathematician & Politician loyal friend of the Curie’s, amiable & supportive of Pierre & Marie
And doubling, Dr H R Tornebladh (70) President of Paris Royal Academy of Sciences & respected Nobel Prize dignitary, formal & autonomous Terbougie (late 30’s) Newspaper Reporter involved in Curie/Langevin scandal expose, smarmy & pushy.
If you would like to borrow a script before the auditions or need further information, please contact the director on 07903 245176 or email: email@example.com.
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