Douglas High School Drama To Present ‘Radium Girls’ May 5-6, 12-13

Posted By on May 5, 2017

Courtesy of the Douglas High School Drama Department · 1 min read

MINDEN, Nev. — Douglas High School Drama 2/3 presents Radium Girls May 5-6 and May 12-13, Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. in the DHS Drama Room. Tickets: $10.00 at the door; presale tickets are $5.00, which can be purchased from the office or a cast member.

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 and even die. 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.