WLA Spring 2021 PRODUCTION
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. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 9 to 15 or more actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsession with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
Auditions will be held on Dec. 9, 10, and 11 for individuals to come in and try out. Please click the link above to sign up for an audition time. Also - be sure to take a moment to click on the "auditions" under Radium Girls to fill out the online information form for the auditions. That information will help us with casting and scheduling as we move forward in a busy spring.