Published : Monday, November 18, 2019 | 12:58 PM
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rageuntil 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. 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 partsfriends, 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.
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“Radium Girls” performance dates are Nov. 21 at 7:00p.m., Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m., Nov. 23 at 7:00 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2:00 p.m.
For tickets and more information, go to https://bpt.me/4439905.
Grove Theater Center is located at 1111 W. Olive Avenue in Burbank.
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