Skłodowska. Radium girl
Theater Papahema / Poland
Script and direction: Agata Biziuk
Stage design: Katarzyna Pielużek
Music: Natasza Topor
Choreography: Anna Sawicka-Hodun
Video: Patryk Bychoski
Lighting direction: Maciej Iwańczyk
Scientific consultation: Marzanna Rutkowska
Cast: Paulina Moś, Helena Radzikowska, Paweł Rutkowski, Mateusz Trzmiel
The biographies of Maria Skłodowska-Curie do not include copyrights. It belongs to the public zone. We can use it. Maria is the face of feminism, a woman-myth, a product. Like other pop culture icons – Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Superman – Maria Skłodowska – Curie shapes the collective imagination. But would our heroine want to co-create it as a conscious individual? The performance uses the statue of Maria perversely to address broadly understood freedom, respect for women’s rights, multifaceted transcending of borders, violation of privacy of public figures, excessive ego and ambition, and the education system that tends to shut down human life in banal formulas.
Significant social issues are confronted with the life attitude of the Nobel Prize winner, which restores the right to a sincere, intimate, often controversial statement. Using the language of the theater of a lively form, the creators in a dynamic and grotesque way approach the phenomena of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, rich in paradoxes.
The Big Theatre – 18 Katedralna Street
02.10.2019 – 7.30 p.m.
Duration: 90 min