DuBois, PA – This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, DuBois High School performs Radium Girls, the true story of the women who fought for their day in court after falling ill from painting watch dials with radium.
In the 1920s, radium seemed like a cure-all, a miracle element that was used in all kinds of products, including the dials of watches.
DuBois High School students will be performing the dramatic story of the women who worked in those factories, ingested the radium without knowing the deadly effects, and eventually fought in court and lost their lives.
The play is written by D.W. Gregory.
Shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the DuBois High School auditorium, all at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students.
Originally produced by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and developed with a commissioning grant from The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project.
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
Listen to the full interview with some of the students who are in the play.
Left to right: student director Kaylee McCracken; Jillian Bruni-Cryster (as Grace Fryer), and Corey Giles (as Arthur Roeder).