Maria S. Curie: Book of Genesis / Naked to the bone

Maria S. Curie: Book of Genesis / Naked to the bone

Devised by Jolanta Juszkiewicz

The production is an innovative account of Madame Maria Sklodowska Curie’s scientific accomplishments as well as her private and personal traits. Upon receiving her second Nobel Award in 1911 – dedicated strictly to her own achievements – Maria underlines the award’s inextricable link to the work produced in cooperation with her husband Pierre Curie. The leitmotiv of the project is taken from the Book of Genesis – “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”

It is the end of 1911, Paris, Maria has just returned from her trip to the Nobel Award ceremony in Stockholm. Recent issues related to a turbulent affair destroy her reputation to such an extent to drive her to the brink of death. While on retreat, through her subconscious, Maria travels back in time to her wedding day. Her companion on this illusory journey is an apparition of Pierre who has been dead since 1906.

This project is under the honorary patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, the Embassy of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg in the Republic of Poland and the auspices of The Association of Polish Artists.


Devised by
Jolanta Juszkiewicz
Jolanta Juszkiewicz & Steve Karier
Production Manager
Jérôme Konen
Kropka Theatre & Fundamental A.s.b.l.
With the support of
CCRN, ArtMadeInLuxembourg A.s.b.l., Université du Luxembourg, Warsaw University of Technology: Faculty of Physics, Dom Kultury Praga, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU in Brussels, Polish Ministry of Economy: Department of Nuclear Power, International Theatre Institute, Institut Polonais Paris, Adama Mickiewicza Institute, Willy Rogalla, Warsaw City Council & Orange Foundation.
Language: English
Friday, 28 October at 20h00 (Abbaye de Neumünster)
Saturday, 29 October at 20h00 (Abbaye de Neumünster)
Saturday, 19 November 2011 at 19h00 (Warsaw University of Technology)
Thursday, 15 December 2011 at 12h30 (Unesco Paris)