Opening to glowing reviews, the Summit High School Performing Arts Department's staging of Radium Girls continues with two more performances on October 23 and 24, both at 7 p.m.
Radium Girls is based on the true story of young female dial painters set in the U.S. Radium factory in Orange, in the 1920’s. Luminescent paint was applied to the dials of watches and clocks to make them glow in the dark. The young dial painters were instructed to dip their brushes in the paint, then touch the brush to their lips to achieve a fine point, thus ingesting small doses of radium all day. Hundreds of the painters suffered serious health issues and 50 died from the effects of radium poisoning.
The play centers around one of the dial painters, Grace Fryer, who struggles to find the cause of a mysterious disease afflicting her and other girls who worked in the factory. For a decade, Grace fought for her day in court and justice for the workers.
Tickets for both shows are sold out, however a livestream of each show is available for purchase by visiting Showtix4U.com.
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