Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory, November 2022
“In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.
Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 9 to 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.”
SHOWS: November 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM, November 13 at 2:00 PM
TBD ALUMNI PRODUCTION, January 2023
MYSTERY MUSICAL, March 2023
We are very excited for this coming year’s musical, but are unable to officially announce the production at this time due to restrictions with the rights. But it will be a beloved show that’s great for the entire family. We hope to see you there!
SHOWS: March 17 and 18 at 7:30, March 19 at 2:00