(Showtimes: 7:30 pm on January 24 & 25; 2:00 pm on January 26)
The Lincoln High School Theatre Department proudly presents Radium Girls. General admission seating is available for $7/ticket. This performance will be presented Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m.
Here’s what Radium Girls is all about…
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.
Show your support for these hard-working students and attend one of the three performances…you’ll be carving out some well-deserved enjoyment for yourself in the process!