US Theatre Presents
by D.W. Gregory
Directed by Anné Hughes
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.
Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece with 24 student actors who play more than 30 parts— friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and a myriad of 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.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
3 Performances:Wednesday, October 24th, 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 25th, 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 27th, 7:00 pm
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The performance takes place in The Commons on Shelton’s campus, 15720 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75248
Concessions will be sold before and after the show.
You will not receive paper tickets. You can simply check in or bring your confirmation e-mail to the box office on the day of your performance.