Radium Girls • November 8-10, 2018
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Following is a brief synopsis of Radium Girls:
In 1926, radium was considered a miracle cure and product. Radium Girls were female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. 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.
Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 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.