RSU Theatre to Present “Manya and Bronia: Marie Curie and her Sister”

The Rogers State University Theatre Program is planning two productions this semester. Both productions explore the theme of “Women in Science.”

The first production in the series is a reading titled Manya and Bronia. It portrays the relationship between scientist Madame Curie and her sister, Bronia.

The production will run from Thursday, February 20, through Friday, February 21.

Performances will be held at 7:07 p.m. at the Performance Studio in Baird Hall on the Claremore campus.

Manya and Bronia is written by Stirling Mackie. The cast includes:

  • Hannah Gray, an RSU student from Tulsa, as Marie Curie;
  • Jairus Bradley, a Radio-Television graduate from Bixby, as Wladyslaw Sklodowski;
  • Grace Campbell, a Communication Arts junior from Overbrook as Leonia Kunicka;
  • Luke Huen, a Radio-Television freshman from Claremore as Kazimierz Zorawski;
  • Gio Wahome Computer Network Administration senior from Kenya as Professor Archambault;
  • Adrian Escobar, a Multimedia sophomore from Oklahoma City as Pierre Curie;
  • Kessiah Neff, an RSU graduate from Claremore as the stage direction narrator

Admission to the theatre production is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for students, staff and faculty with RSU ID. Tickets are available at the door.

An additional production planned for this spring includes Silent Sky on April 9 through April 11 and April 16 through April 18.

For more information about the RSU Theatre Program, contact the Department of Communications at 918-343-6825.

Stirling MackiePlaywright, Stirling Mackie was born in Massachusetts but has mainly lived in Oklahoma and graduated from Claremore High School.

She returned to Massachusetts to study Chemistry and Theatre Arts at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley and moved back to Oklahoma after completing her degree.