Radium Girls

Limelight Performing Arts Production of

Radium Girls

by D.W. Gregory!

Performances October 21-30, 2016 at the Studio 3 Artspace Theatre

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.

THE CREW

Directed by Jamie Bauer-Spano
Scenic & Properties Design by Jamie Bauer-Spano & Emma England
Projections, Costumes, Hair, Makeup, and Sound Design by Emma England

THE CAST

Nicholas Caglia – Edward Markley, Dr. Von Sochocky
Bryce Dilullo – Arthur Roeder
Manny Edrozo – Fedrick Flinn Ph.d
Tilda Ellefson – Kathryn Schaub
Valerie Meza – Mrs. Alma Macneil, Ann Fryer
Conner Olden – Photographer
Shayna Padjen – Grace Fryer
Matthew Pitman – Tom Kreider, Reporter
Caitlin Reilly – C.B. “Charlie” Lee
Olivia Timothy – Harriet Roeder, Dr. Marie Curie
Samantha Timothy – Sob Sister, Diane Roeder
Becca Webb – Irene Rudoph

Radium Girls is presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing. www,dramaticpublishing.com