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Radium Girls

Radium Girls

The radium girls poster

By: DW Gregory

Performance Times: January 30 - Feb 9, 2025

Step back in time to 1926, where radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie a global icon, and luminous watches the height of fashion—until the girls painting them fell mysteriously ill. Based on a true story, Radium Girls follows Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she takes on her former employer in a courtroom battle. With warmth and humor, this fast-paced ensemble piece unveils a gripping tale of justice, corporate intrigue, and the peculiar American obsessions of the time. Critics call it a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama—with a wry exploration of health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.