Join us for our Main Stage production presented by St. Mary’s Drama Students!
Please note: Online ticket purchases for these performances are now closed but tickets are still available at the door. We will be accepting cash and card purchases at the door leading up to the showtimes listed below. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
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.
- March 31: 7pm
- April 1: 2pm & 7pm
- Adult ticket: $20
- Student/Senior: $15
- Owerko Hall – Heritage Centre on the St. Mary’s Campus