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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
City of District Heights Theater District Heights Maryland 11/11/2018 11/11/2018
Brookfield Central High School Black Box Theater Brookfield Wisconsin 2/13/2019 2/16/2019
Monona Gorve Auditorium Monona Wisconsin 10/20/2018 11/17/2018
Nashville School Of The Arts Nashville Tennessee 10/18/2018 10/28/2018
Seymour HS Seymour Texas 11/13/2018 11/14/2018
Shalhevet High School Los Angeles California 12/10/2018 12/16/2018
Carl & Glessie Young Community Auditorium Marshfield Missouri 2/21/2019 2/23/2019