• Directed by

    Lee Overtree and Duke Doyle

  • Written by

    Story Pirates

  • Costume Design by

    Rachel Weir

  • Music by

    Mike Wells and Travis Wheeler

The Geffen Playhouse Story Pirates Present


November 12 - December 10, 2011
Gil Cates Theater


Ages 5-11
11:00 am performance
Subscribers can access the best seats at 10:30 am
Stay for snacks and meet the cast after the show!

Everyone knows that Marie Curie was brilliant. But most people donít know that she was also the silliest and most hilarious scientist that ever existed! Okay, so maybe she wasn't. But we can pretend she was, right?

In Brilliance!, the Geffen Playhouse Story Pirates will inspire audiences of all ages to laugh and cheer their way through a fast-paced and interactive exploration of Madame Curie's radioactive discoveries, which made her the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize.† This companion piece to Alan Alda's Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, is intended for families and pretty much anyone who could use a laugh while learning about the mysteries of the universe and the sheer brilliance of Marie Curie.††††

Subscribe to three or more Saturday Scene performances for:

††† * Discounts on already low-priced child and adult tickets
††† * Preferred seating
††† * Early access to pre-show workshops when available

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In The News

Red Tricycle Los Angeles Featured Event - Brilliance! at the Geffen Playhouse - We are giving away a pair of tickets for this fun-tastic show on Friday December 3 and another pair of tickets for Sunday December 10!

Brilliance! An Interactive Family Comedy About Madame Curie - Bring the family and laugh while learning about the scientific mysteries of the universe!

Weekend Giveaway: Tickets to Brilliance! at Geffen Playhouse - What do you get when you mix science with family-friendly theater? Brilliance!† This sounds like a great way to introduce kids to theater - and to reinforce the idea that girls can rock at science too!

Theater for Tweens: Brilliance!† - The point is to teach kids about science and the accomplishments of an amazing woman, while not boring them to tears.†



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We are pleased to announce that Gelson's Market and Pretzel Crisps are once again generously providing our post-show snacks!