Northwestern University's Robert R. McCormick
School of Engineering and Applied Science
is proud to present a Storysmith® production:

Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie

by Susan Marie Frontczak

Oct. 15, 16, 17, Thursday-Saturday, 2009
8 p.m.
Technological Institute, Ryan Auditorium
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
Admission is free

This one-woman drama exposes the struggles and triumphs of the discoverer of radium and radioactivity, Madame Marie Curie — an academically impassioned, vehemently private, fervently Polish scientist, mother, and teacher. From the political oppression of her childhood to scientific realization and fame to the tragedy that forced her into single motherhood as well as further world prominence, Manya's story reveals a compelling journey. The performance is free and open to the public, though it is best suited to adults and students ages 12 and up. 

Manya follows last year's performance of Copenhagen as part of a new outreach program at Northwestern called ETOPiA: Engineering Transdisciplinary Outreach Project in the Arts, designed to foster interdisciplinary dialogue between university and community exploring the role of science in society. This year's production is supported by the following Northwestern University institutions: The Materials Research Center, the International Institute for Nanotechnology, the Alumni of Northwestern University, and The Graduate School.


Northwestern's production of Manya is located in the Ryan Auditorium of the Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL. Directions to campus are available at Parking is available in most campus lots without a permit after 4 p.m.