LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School's Theater Club, which produces two school-wide productions each year—will present “Radium Girls,” a powerful true story of fighting for one’s rights, as its fall drama on November 14, 15 and 16 at 6:30 p.m.

“Radium Girls” is based on the real-life story of the female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint at the United States Radium factory in Orange, NJ.

The women had been told the paint was harmless, and subsequently ingested deadly amounts of radium after being instructed to use their lips to give the brushes a fine point. Five of the women challenged their employer in a case over the right of individual workers who contract occupational diseases to sue their employers.

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The drama was originally produced by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and developed with a commissioning grant from The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project.

Ticket prices for students are $5 on Thursday or $8 on Friday and Saturday. The regular price for adults is $12.

Members of the Livingston High School Theater Club handle all technical aspects of its productions, which includes designing and constructing the sets, designing the lights and sound, as well as many other backstage elements. The directors, actors, dancers, musicians, singers, stagecraft program and stage crew members all strive to produce professional quality shows.

The full cast and crew for the 2019 production of “Radium Girls” are listed below:

Cast

Lexi Algazy........................................Kathryn Schuab/ Mrs. Michaels
Sia Bansal..........................Mrs. Roeder/ Board Member 2/ Dial Painter
Gabby DeFilippo.............................Mrs. Alma Macneil/ C.B. "Charlie" Lee
Collin Eagan......................................................Tom Kreider/ Store Owner
Sylvia Ferreira......Nancy Jane Harlan/ Mrs. Anna Fryer/ Board Member 3
Parker Fong...........................................Irene Rudolph/ Board member 1
Samantha Gavi..........................Cora Middleton/ Shop girl, Dial painter
Tyler Gelman..................Jack Youngwood/ Raymond Berry/ Cowboy
Bryce Kirkland....................Evelyn Makley/ Francine Flinn/ Dial Painter
Nick Marino ...Dr. Von Sochocky/ William J.A. Bailey/ Venecine Salesman
Tabitha Meyer..................Katherine Wiley/ Harriet Roeder/ Dail Painter
Julian Munoz.......................................................Arthur Roeder
Shreya Pandey.........Dr. Harrison Martland/ Elderly Widow? Dial Painter 
Natalie Silberman............................................................Grace Fryer
Grace Song............................Dr. Cecilia Drinker/ Clerk/ Photographer
Isabella Yurman..............Madame Marie Curie/ Dr. Rebecca Knef/ Judge 

 

Production Team

Brian Megaro..................................Technical Director
Amedeo Ciminnisi.................Lighting/Sound Advisor
Kayla Paster..............................Production Manager
Kasey Kojanaj.......................................Stage Manager
Manni Burach...............................Technical Manager
Isabelle Rosenstark.....................Public Relations Specialist
Lauren Conolly................................................Scenic Artist
Justin Jones.....................................Lighting Engineer
Tori Hostetler ..........................................Sound Engineer
Isabella Icolari..............................Costumes Manager
Stacey Dworzanski.......................................Costume Advisor 
Aedyn Grey.........................................Prop Manager
Olivia Mazzella.................................Asst. Props Manager
Sean McDonald...................................Master Carpenter

 

Build Crew

Bupe Lwamba
Craig Scott
Sophie Bloch
Madison Vorona
Sophia Miller
Izzy Kudish
Talia Scheckman
Christine Shen 
Gregory Seewald
Rori Gruber
Mia Meykler
Annie Lysek
Matt Berger
Sophia Levitt
​Emily Hershey
Malcolm Garcia

Sam Scher
Sara Khalaj
Evan Icolari
Andrea Falco
Eric Soares
Marco Giambattista 
Connor Mannion 
Max Sayre
Sean McDonald
Antonio Gesualdo
Lillian Bracci
Isaac Lewis
Sydney Dakss
Remi Marcus
Oscar Garcia
Jack Smith