Thursday, August 25, 2016

RADIUM GIRLS - Limelight Performing Arts - October 21 - 30, 2016


By D.W. Gregory

Auditions August 17
Callbacks August 24
Rehearsals begin August 31
Performances October 21-30 at the Studio 3 Artspace Theatre
Oct 21st at 7pm
Oct 22nd at 3:30 & 7pm
Oct 23rd at 2:30pm
Oct 28th at 7pm
Oct 29th at 3:30 & 7pm
Oct 30th at 2:30pm

We are casting ages 13 and up for this production. (Select 11 & 12 year olds may audition with permission)

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 Girlstraces 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.

Radium Girls is presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, www. Dramaticpublishing.com

CLICK HERE for more information on this show, auditions, and to order tickets when available


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