Saturday, August 13, 2016

audition notice- RADIUM GIRLS - Limelight Youth Theatre - August 18

Auditions for Radium Girls (play) By D.W. Gregory.

Thursday, August 18 at 6:30pm

Everyone will arrive at 6:30pm. There are no specific audition times scheduled for this production.

We are casting ages 13 and up for this production (select 11 and 12 year olds may audition with Director’s permission)

There will be callbacks Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm

Rehearsals for this show begin: Saturday, August 27

Performances are: October 21-30 at Studio 3 Artspace Theatre

The Synopsis:

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 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. 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. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for a small group of actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, 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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