Winter Chautauqua Two Free Shows Feb 1,2

"MARIE CURIE, passion, ambition and the price she paid"

Sat Feb 1 & Sun Feb 2 - both at 2:00 pm
Wade Hampton HS, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, SC 29609 | MAP

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Born in obscurity, a woman in a man's world, Marie Curie became the most decorated scientist of her era. Daring vision, curiosity and bone crushing work led her to finding the needle in the haystack.  This is the story of the tragic personal losses, patriotic passion and courageous dreams of a noble and highly civilized human being whose towering achievements eventually took her life.

Nationally claimed historical interpreter Susan Frontczak performs as the obsessive genius Marie Curie, whose painstaking research in radioactivity ushered in the age of atomic physics and opened the doors of science to women worldwide. 

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About MARIE CURIE . . .


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Susan Frontczak from Boulder, Co will perform as Marie Curie

For over two decades Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak has brought literature to life, created stories from thin air, and honed personal experience into tales worth telling again and again. She has performed over 500 times as Marie Curie, Mary Shelley, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Irene Castle across 34 of the United States, Canada, and Europe.  She authored the Young Chautauqua handbook for Colorado Humanities in 2008. She is also a corporate speaker, conference leader, storyteller, published author, and voiceover artist.

Her two-hour film, “Manya: The Living History of Marie Curie” is soon to be made available. Her teaching Materials –"The Science Within" (supporting materials on over two dozen topics related to Marie Curie’s scientific journeys discussed in the show) can be requested - contact

When bringing history to life, Susan Marie lives up to her motto, "Give me a place to stand, and I will take you somewhere else."

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