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Radium Girls

Radium Girls Competition Version

By D.W. Gregory.

Product Code: RD2000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 5w. May be expanded to 30 or more.

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$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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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 also 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 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, coworkers, 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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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code RD2000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min


  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590076
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Brookfield Central High School Black Box Theater Brookfield Wisconsin 2/13/2019 2/16/2019
Carl & Glessie Young Community Auditorium Marshfield Missouri 2/21/2019 2/23/2019
Martin County High School Stuart Florida 4/25/2019 4/25/2019
Timberview Middle Fort Worth Texas 2/23/2019 3/2/2019
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy Pontiac Michigan 1/24/2019 2/16/2019
East Chambers J H Winnie Texas 2/28/2019 2/28/2019
University of Calgary Calgary Alberta 5/1/2019 5/3/2019
Bishop Carroll High School Calgary Alberta 4/24/2019 4/26/2019
Woodmont High Piedmont South Carolina 2/16/2019 2/23/2019
Swift Current Comprehensive School Swift Current Saskatchewan 4/2/2019 4/6/2019
Eisenhower Middle School San Antonio Texas 2/28/2019 3/2/2019
The Vanguard School - Upper Elementary through High School Colorado Springs Colorado 4/25/2019 4/27/2019
Hampden Academy Hampden Maine 3/7/2019 3/9/2019
Ste. Genevieve High School Performing Arts Center Ste. Genevieve Missouri 3/15/2019 3/15/2019
Olympus High School Salt Lake City Utah 3/16/2019 4/30/2019
Bjorn Auditorium Farmington Maine 3/8/2019 3/9/2019
West Virginia University Morgantown West Virginia 3/15/2019 3/15/2019
Panola College Carthage Texas 3/7/2019 3/7/2019