FORIMMEDIATERELEASE — HOLLYWOOD, California — The third annual Hollywood Fringe Festival is the next stop for the world premiere tour of Twin Pierrot Productions’ award-winning one-woman play “An Evening with ‘Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist.’”
“Rogue Scientist” explores the trials and triumphs of famed physicist Madame Marie Curie — from her childhood in Russian-occupied Poland and Parisian education, to her Nobel Prize wins, public scandal, WWI exploits, and eventual death from radiation exposure. Full of wit and verve, passion and wisdom, Madame Curie achieved her heart’s greatest desire: “to be something,” to make an indelible impression on the scientific community and world at large. “I can see why Marie’s story has endured,” said Rebecca Lynn Morales, star...
A special one-weekend engagement of “Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist” at Chino’s Seventh Street Theatre will raise funds for Kristie’s Foundation, a charity supporting critically and terminally ill children.
After losing her seven year old daughter Kristie to leukemia, Laurie Kotas has devoted herself to bettering the lives of children and their families during their final days. Kotas established Kristie’s Foundation, an Anaheim-based non-profit, which is now a leader in the nationwide movement to change the caregiving industry for terminally ill children. Kotas and her team are currently raising funds to build Kristie’s Place, a children’s hospice that will “offer families a special place where their child can get the medical support they need at the end of their child’s life, and still allow the families precious time together,” Kotas stated in a letter on the foundation’s...
by Diana Sholley ~ Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ~ March 9, 2012
Though many people have heard the name “Marie Curie,” fewer actually know who she is, where she came from or why she’s famous.
A new, original one-woman play, “Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist,” is aiming to change that.
This compelling drama about the two-time Nobel Peace Prize winner debuts tonight and will run through Sunday at the Rialto Playhouse.
“The more I learned about her the more I loved her,” said Gabriel Morales, the play’s writer, director and co-producer. “I love her tenacity, her wit and sense of humor. I love the way she faced all the hardships in her life and how she never gave up what she loved to do – what she was meant to do.”
Morales’ play was inspired by The Acting Out Series, a project of his co-producer JTL Productions. The series is a collection of stage dramas about h...
by Melodie H. Magouirk ~ Chino Champion ~ Jan. 28, 2012
The “Acting Out” series that has produced two premieres in Chino will next breathe life into “Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist.”
The husband and wife team of Gabriel and Rebecca Morales became involved with the series, which dramatically chronicles the lives of historical figures, because of their relationship with series creator John Lynd of JTL Productions.
“I’ve known John and Toni (Lynd) for many years, and did some promotional work for the first two ‘Acting Out’ productions of Edgar Allan Poe and John Wilkes Booth,” said Mr. Morales.
Both of those productions were written and directed by Mr. Lynd, and starred Travis Rhett Wilson in the title roles. The productions also premiered at Chino Community Theatre, which Mr. Lynd has said he considers his home base.
“Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist,” will premier at the Rialto Playhouse March 9-11, and will play at Seventh Street...
'Marie Curie' performance to benefit childhood cancer treatment
March 07, 2012
Redlands Daily Facts ~ Mar. 8, 2012
The world premiere weekend of the new one-woman play “Marie Curie: Rogue Scientist” at Rialto Community Players will raise funds for the Cancer Treatment Unit at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.
The number of lives touched by Madame Marie Curie’s achievements is incalculable. From her Nobel Prize-winning discovery of radium, to her innovative work in the field of x-rays, Curie made an indelible impression on the scientific community and world at large.
“Over a century later, Curie’s legacy is inspirational and humbling to behold,” said writer-director G.S. Morales. “She had a habit of putting herself in harm’s way for the benefit of others — whether risking imprisonment to teach peasant children to read, toiling in a lab with radioactive material, or rushing the front lines of WWI to x-ray injured soldiers.”
“That’s the heart of our play,” added Rebecca Lynn Morales, star of the produc...