Radium Girls

November 9, 10, 16, 17 7:00 pm

CPHS Auditorium

House Opens at 6:30

Play Synopsis

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.

Created by Kirsten Robinson

Radium Girls Sponsors


Harvest Financial

Law Offices of Brian M. Smith P.C.

Pat & Cassie

Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics


Flight Form

Keilman, Austgen & Sinal, P.C.

Target Truck Rentals, Inc.


Bruder Cabinets LLC

Edward Jones - Nicole Siewin

Four Seasons Equestrian Center


4.1.3. Dance Academy LLC

Cedar Lake Kitchen

Man Cave Barbers

Pappas Restaurant

Twelve Islands Restaurant


Centier Bank

CP Police Dept. - DARE Program

Frame Property Network

Kent A. Jeffirs Attorney at Law

Kristina M. Herrera

New Creation Business Advocates Inc.

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