Stage and screen actor Alan Alda’s play Radiance will receive a series of public readings at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, March 26-28. Daniel Sullivan will direct the performances, which are part of the theater’s New Plays Program.
Radiance focuses on Marie Curie, the double Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in the field of radioactivity, shortly after her husband’s death when she is embroiled in a fiery love affair, and at the cusp of scientific world prominence. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Alda, who is probably best known as Hawkeye Pierce on television’s M*A*S*H, has received three Tony Award nominations, for his performances in The Apple Tree, Jake’s Women, and Glengarry Glen Ross. He has also been seen on Broadway in Art, QED, and Purlie Victorious. The actor received an Academy Award nomination for his work in The Aviator and he has won five Emmy Awards, including one for his portrayal of Senator Arnold Vinick on The West Wing.
On May 21-23, the theater will present Adam Rapp’s Welcome Home Dean Charbonneau in another series of developmental readings.
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