By: D.W. Gregory
May 21 - May 22, 2022
Radium Girls is D.W. Gregory’s gripping drama based on the true story of female laborers who were poisoned and killed by their factory’s radium-based paint.
The play highlights Grace, Irene, and Kathryn who paint dials in the U.S. Radium Plant and are instructed to finely point their brushes by molding the bristles with their mouths while painting. The factory’s new owner, Arthur Roeder, is excited by radium’s promising future and believes in the company’s potential for growth. But soon many of the the girls begin to notice disturbing health issues, and one of their co-workers dies, but her death is brushed aside. The plant tries to keep the girls who are getting sicker from talking to the press, push back their court dates, and deflect any negativity toward the company.
Radium Girls fiercely examines the commercialization of science, the pursuit of both health and wealth, the power of the underdog, and the fierce injustice laborers in America have faced, and may even continue to face in the present.
Staff and Cast
Director: Rebecca Jallings
Eva Lucia Faleer, Breena Katz, Anthony Manning, Alex Caraballo, Owen Davis, Becca Boardman, Veronica Mudrock, Lex Dudek, Chase Dillinger
Health and Safety Guidelines
There are no health and safety guidelines listed for this production.
No content advisories for this production.
The MAD* Factory
2655 Broadway Ave.
Lorain, OH 44052