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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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* 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 | 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
F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Rockville Maryland 4/27/2018 5/6/2018
Wilmington High Wilmington Massachusetts 3/1/2018 3/3/2018
James Clemens High School Madison Alabama 11/2/2017 12/2/2017
First Presbyterian Day School Macon Georgia 10/17/2017 11/25/2017
Petersburg School Petersburg Texas 3/4/2018 3/4/2018
Cosumnes Oaks High Elk Grove California 2/1/2018 2/2/2018
Rains Junior High School Emory Texas 12/1/2017 12/15/2017
Northwest Florida State College Niceville Florida 1/5/2018 1/5/2018
Chagrin Falls High School Chagrin Falls Ohio 3/20/2018 3/22/2018
Hayden Catholic High School Topeka Kansas 12/8/2017 12/9/2017
O.H. Platt High School Meriden Connecticut 3/9/2018 3/10/2018
Kadena High School APO Armed Forces Pacific 3/1/2018 3/31/2018