About Radium Girls

The story takes us back to 1926 and the discovery of radium. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, 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. Unfortunately, he’s 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. Based on the true story of the women and men who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J.

Mia Dennett plays Grace Fryer, one of the many factory workers exposed to radium fighting the US Radium Corporation in court. Arthur Roeder played by Seth Carter, owner of the radium factory refuses to believe that his miracle product is causing all of this illness. Other cast members include Yesenia Torres, Alondra Mendiola, Shelby Stolzenburg, Thomas Moyer, Aiden Heusman, Evan Dickson, Elana Allen, Alexa Duncan, Kirsten Lamia, Aubrey Powell, Ethen Lainer, Elias Torres, Soren Mannebach, Andrew Lagerman, Chantal Torres, Michael Hauser, Comet Mitchell, Kara Davis, Lillian Ardis, Samantha Cox, Megan Graff, Leslie Guardado, Destiny Hamilton, and Meadow Rowson.

Kate Lindsay is the director, with costume design by Kay Engelland & Pam Debold, and set design by Roger Coberly. Diana Geist, Kaydence Dickson, Reese Kimmi, Jacki Fisher are stage managers. 

Ticket prices are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for Senior Citizens/Military, and $4.00 for students. Mask requirements and social distancing protocols will be followed for the performance. Tickets available at the door 30 minutes prior to performances or online in advance at www.salinasouththeatre.com. Parking accessible from both Magnolia Road and Edward Street.

A play in 2 acts inspired by the true story of the radium girls by DW Gregory

(Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Inc.) 

Salina High School South

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