WLA Theatre

The Winnebago Lutheran Academy Theatre Department is committed to the art of the stage, equipping students for lives in families, congregations, and communities!

WLA Theatre Presents


Radium Girls


In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were 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 with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.


Radium Girls is a fast moving historical drama that is both entertaining and informative about a period of our country’s history that hasn’t been explored until recently. We hope that you will join us for a newer offering to the world of theater that has been very popular in its first ten years since being released for production. (It’s currently one of the top ten plays being produced on stages.)


Our students will be offering limited seating performances on Thursday, March 25, and Saturday, March 27, at 7:00 PM. There will also be an afternoon matinee on Sunday, March 28, at 2:00 PM. General admission tickets will be available for purchase in the school office starting March 1 for $5.00 each. For social distancing purposes, there will be only a limited number of tickets available for each performance.


We are also offering a one day virtual option on Sunday, March 28, for those who would prefer to attend a performance online rather than in the auditorium. For more information, follow this link - http://bit.ly/WLARadiumGirls.