"Radium Girls": November 15-17, 2019
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, CA's fall play, 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 with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.
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.
Performances of Radium Girls are Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 17, at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for reserved seats, $8 for general admission, and $5 for students and senior citizens. CA students receive a free ticket at the box office prior to any performance.
Advance tickets can be ordered online using the links below. Advance tickets are available until 24 hours prior to a performance: