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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.

Rights and availability
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* 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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

In stock

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 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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Details

  • 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

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College 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.

Customer Reviews

"It was one of the most impactful plays we have had at our school in some time. It's historical relevance and structure really lend to some great theater. "
Review by Anthony Schik, Beveridge Magnet School, Omaha, Neb.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"To prepare for the production and for the students to connect more with the characters and story, we watched a short documentary on the radium girls. This helped immensely as the kids were able to play these characters more truthfully."
Tip by Anthony Schik, Beveridge Magnet School, Omaha, Neb.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Wheelock Family Theatre Boston Massachusetts 12/19/2019 12/21/2019
Northview High School Duluth Georgia 10/17/2019 10/19/2019
Mountain Crest High Hyrum Utah 3/20/2020 3/28/2020
Shorecrest Preparatory School St. Petersburg Florida 12/6/2019 12/6/2019
Coral Reef Senior High School Miami Florida 10/17/2019 10/17/2019
Gibson Southern High School Fort Branch Indiana 10/26/2019 10/26/2019
South Paulding High School Douglasville Georgia 10/26/2019 10/26/2019