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In 1926, radium was a miracle cure and Madame Curie, an international celebrity. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element brightened the otherwise dark years of The First World War. Hundreds of girls toiled amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories, luminous watches being the latest rage on the frontlines and in the storefront. With such a coveted job, these girls were considered to be the luckiest alive - until they began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Soon, the factories that once offered golden opportunities were ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects and the women’s cries of corruption. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, the brave girls found themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that would echo for years to come. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.


MARCH 7 @ 4 PM

MARCH 8 & 9 @ 7 PM

HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

TICKETS $8 & 10

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