RADIUM GIRLS
by D.W. Gregory

Produced by special arrangement with

THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

 

Originally produced by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and developed with a commissioning grant from The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project.

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.

CAST LIST

Grace

......McKenna Donovan

Kathryn / Board Member #1 / Shopgirl / Society Woman / Harriet

......Sariah Echols

Irene / Miss Wiley / Board Member #2 / Photographer / Mrs. Michaels

......Keara McIntosh

Sob Sister/ Clerk / Elderly Widow / Mrs. Fryer / MacNeil

......Hannah Zerke

Mrs. Roeder / Madame Curie / Customer / Board Member #3

......Nadia Hummel

Lee / Drinker / Bailey / Flinn / Male Shopper / Court / Lovesick Cowboy

......Renae Clark

Tom / Reporter / Berry / Knef

......Luke Tapp

Markley / Von Sochocky / Store Owner / Venecine Salesman / Martland

......Sebastian Emmeline

Roeder

......Cleo Carlson

CREW LIST

Director - Angela Donovan

Assistant Director - Emma Brekke

Costume Designer - Carley Carranza

Hair and Makeup Design - Kylie Larson and Carley Carranza

Marketing Director - Angie Perry

Lighting and Sound Designer - Jen Wiebrand

Tech Crew - Hunter Jensen, Liam Tapp, Brianna Bataldon

Props - Angela Donovan, Heidi Clark, Jen Wiebrand, and Emma Brekke

SPECIAL THANKS

Matchbox Children's Theatre Board of Director's

First United Methodist Church Board and Trustees

Scott Schiesser 

Donna Dempewolf

Riverland Community College Theatre Department

John Deyo

Sherwin Williams

Jenny Dreyer

Southern Minnesota Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

PATRONS - THANK YOU AS ALWAYS!

A bravo and job well done to all who made tonight possible.
An incredible amount of thanks to YOU for coming tonight.

Sincerely,
Matchbox Children's Theatre

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