An upcoming look at the Department of Theatre’s “Radium Girls”

As the fall semester begins, the Department of Theatre will be kicking it off with a performance of Radium Girls” by D.W. Gregory. 

Inspired by a true story, the play takes place in the 1920s as it follows Grace Fryer, an employee at a New Jersey factory. There, her work involves coating watches in luminous radium paint so they’ll glow in the dark. Soon enough, a mysterious illness befalls her co-workers. The play follows Fryer, and others, afflicted with radium poisoning as they fight for justice against the U.S. Radium Corporation and to have their voices heard. 

The play will begin showings in the Edwards Theatre in EHFA 117 on: 

  • Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
  • Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., Sept. 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Final showing on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.  

Admission is $25.