Radium Girls

  • November 18 - 19, 2023
  • Martha J. Rich Theater at Thetford Academy

    304 Academy Road
    Thetford, Vermont 05075
Ticket Price $5.00-$10.00 This event is now over
Description

Radium Girls at Martha J. Rich Theater

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable theatrical experience at the Martha J. Rich Theater at Thetford Academy. We are thrilled to present Radium Girls, a mesmerizing performance that will enthrall you from beginning to end. 

In 1926, radium was a miraculous treatment, Madame Curie was a global celebrity, and luminous watches were the newest fashion item —that is until the girls who painted them started to get sick with an unexplained illness. 

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, a romantic 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. Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory, is a fast-moving, highly theatrical play written with warmth and humor. Praised by critics as a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama, this play presents a humorous and unapologetic view of the particularly American preoccupations with wealth, health, and the commercialization of science.

Directed by TA Performing Arts Teacher, Jeff Seabaugh, the cast and crew includes: Thomas Amber, Layliana Benjamin, Saylor Billiau, Charlize Brown, Grace Brown, Addison Cadwell, Henley Cook, Toby Critchfield, Alex Dalpe, Jillian Fein, Gracie Haley-Tobin, Heidi Hewes, Molly Joyce, Eliza Knowlton-Young, Sam Kraemer, Adrian Kutter-Walker, Whitney Lewis, Finn Liland, Daniel Mann, Aiden Otterman, Kit Payson, Preston Perkins, Peter Quayle, Ethan Roy, Willow Slayton, Grace Solsaa, Ramona Spelman, McKayla Stanley, Zurael Star, Simon Swingforth,  Rayne Waln, Twyla Weinstein, Jaidin WIlson, Hugo Billiau, Cecelia Luce, Nina Portilla, Maddie Thaxton.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Venue

The Martha J. Rich Theater at Thetford Academy is renowned for its impressive acoustics and intimate setting, providing a perfect backdrop for this magical performance. Nestled in the heart of Thetford, Vermont, this venue is a gem in the world of theatre and music performances.

Date & Time

Nov 18 - 19, 2023

Venue Details

Martha J. Rich Theater at Thetford Academy

304 Academy Road
Thetford, Vermont 05075 Martha J. Rich Theater at Thetford Academy
Thetford Academy

Thetford Academy is Vermont's oldest secondary school.