Sandy Spring Friends School Upper School Presents:
"Radium Girls" by D. W. Gregory
November 15 and 16 @ 7:15 pm
(Upper School Assembly Performance on November 14)
Performing Arts Center
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, 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. Grace also finds herself battling her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.
Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
Learn more! Check out this short video on the history of the Radium Girls and their impact on workers rights.
Rating: PG. Parental Guidance is suggested as the play deals with adult topics. Admission is free for students and there is a $10 suggested donation for adults. No advance ticket sales. Open Seating.