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  • RC Theatre: Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory

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    Email: matt.hegdahl@ridgewater.edu

  • Location:

    Ridgewater College
    2101 15th Avenue NW
    Willmar, MN 56201

  • Dates:

    Nov 3, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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    An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until Nov 5, 2022

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Ridgewater College Theatre proudly presents “Radium Girls,” by D.W. Gregory on November 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m.

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.

“I’m excited to finally bring this show to the Ridgewater stage,” said Matt Hegdahl, Ridgewater College Theatre Director. “It’s a fascinating story about the struggles these women went through to have their ailments recognized and to get the justice they deserve. Science is an ever-evolving field of study, and this play is a great example of how we have progressed and improved our understanding of the world over the last 100 years.”