Players Workshop of Burlington will hold open auditions for Shirley Lauro’s historical docudrama The Radiant on Dec. 15-16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Workshop at 1431 Grove St., Burlington, IA.

            Set one hundred years ago in Paris, The Radiant centers on the true, tempestuous, and love-torn life of Madame Marie Curie. Widowed at thirty-nine, with two young children to raise and support, she becomes involved in a scandalous affair with her young married assistant, an affair which rocks Paris and nearly costs her her career - and her life. But, she survives this and the great bias against women scientists throughout Europe at the time, and goes on to discover and isolate radium, earn two Nobel Prizes, and revolutionize the world of science forever, ushering in “The Atomic Age” and the first cure for cancer.

                Parts are available for 2 adult women and 2-5 adult men (depending on whether or not roles are doubled).  No advance preparation or experience is required.   The Radiant is slated for production on February 21-23 and Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2020.

                If anyone would like more information, they may call director Steve Poling at 319-750-0335.  Information is also available on the Players Workshop Facebook page.

                The Radiant  is presented with permission from Samuel French, Inc.; Players Workshop is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit organization.

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