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Radium Girls - ONE ACT VERSION

Radium Girls - ONE ACT VERSION $8.99

D W Gregory

Published by Dramatic Publishing

Large Mixed Cast
Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest craze

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

Runs about 40 minutes

REVIEWS

"A compelling new drama.... the playwright lays out the facts with historical accuracy, descriptive simplicity and graphic candor" ~ Variety

"Radium Girls may speak to our collective capacity for denial. But it also celebrates our individual courage" ~ The Daily Record, Morristown, N.J.

"The best new play in New Jersey professional theatre" ~ The Star-Ledger

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