In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity and luminous watches were 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 piece 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.
- Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.
All seats are General Admission. Tickets are $10.
Maryvale students can purchase tickets at the door for $5 with a student ID.
Faculty/Staff tickets can be arranged through Ellen Manuel-Smith.
Advanced ticket sales close on Friday, Nov. 10. After that time, tickets can be purchased at the door for any show.
The Box Office opens one hour prior to show time.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.
Poster above designed by Ally Bonicker '19