by D.W. Gregory
Directed by Deirdre Yates
WHEN: Thurs-Sat, October 23, 24, 25 at 8 PM; Fri & Sun, October 24 & 26 at 2 PM
WHERE: SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange (behind the train station)
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.
Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls is based on the true story of the dial painters who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J., and made labor history. This fast-paced stage play offers a wry examination of the commercialization of science and the twin American obsessions of the pursuit of health and wealth.
Presented by the Seton Hall University Arts Council.
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
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.