Ridgewater College Theatre Presents Radium Girls – Postponed

March 19, 2020 - March 21, 2020  

Date/Time

Date(s) - March 19, 2020 - March 21, 2020
7:30 pm

Location

Ridgewater College Theatre

Admission

$5.00 General Admission

Categories

  • Entertainment,  
  • Performing Arts,  

This production has been postponed due to COVID-19 situation. We will let you know if it is recheduled.

Ridgewater College Theatre Presents Radium Girls – Postponed
March 19-21 and 27-28 at 7:30pm
at Ridgewater College Theatre

Tickets are free for students, staff and faculty, and $5 for the general public.

For reservations, call 320-222-7605.

Synopsis
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.

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