Publicity art for Radiance
Publicity art for Radiance
Anna Gunn will star in the title role of Alan Alda's new play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, to receive its world premiere production at the Geffen Playhouse, November 1-December 11, with an opening on November 9. Dan Sullivan will direct.

This bioplay delves into the life and romance of one of the most brilliant female scientists in history. Famous for her groundbreaking research in radioactivity, Curie was the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes in multiple sciences, but not without a struggle. Celebrated but then rejected by the popular press as both a woman and scientist, Curie is left to define her place in society -- and history -- on her own terms.

The cast will also feature Hugo Armstrong (Émile), John de Lancie (Pierre), Dan Donohue (Paul), Natacha Roi(Jeanne), Leonard Kelly-Young (Terbougie / Törnebladh), and Sarah Zimmerman (Marguerite).

The design team will include Tom Lynch (set), Rita Ryack (costumes), Daniel Ionazzi (lighting), and Jon Gottlieb (sound).

Gunn is perhaps best known for playing Skyler White on AMC's Breaking Bad. She previously appeared at the Geffen Playhouse in the world premiere of Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still.

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