Fri, November 16, 2018, 7:00 pm
WHAT: Radium Girls, a Play in 2 acts written by D. W. Gregory
WHERE: Analy High School Theatre, Sebastopol, CA 95472
WHEN: Nov 9 @ 7pm / Nov 10 @ 2pm & 7pm / Nov 16 @ 7pm / Nov 17 @ 2pm & 7pm
DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Mazer, Analy Theater Dept. Director
TICKETS: $12 General & $8 for students./seniors. Advance tickets @ Brown Paper Tickets.
The Analy High School Theatre Department roars back into the spotlight with a powerful performance of an acclaimed 1999 play based on the true story of women watch-dial painters who made labor history. In 1926, radium was thought to be a miracle cure and luminous watches were the latest fad —until the girls who painted the dials began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of dial painter Grace Fryer as she fights for her day in court against her former employer, Arthur Roeder, a flawed capitalist who simply cannot believe that the painting of radium on watch dials could lead to the horrible rash of illnesses among his employees. In the play, Grace finds herself battling not only the U.S. Radium Corporation, but her own family and friends who fear the consequences of her quest for justice. Radium Girls is a fast-moving, powerful and engrossing ensemble piece written with warmth and humor and acted to perfection by the amazingly talented students of the Analy Theatre Production class under the direction of the Analy Theatre’s new Director, Jonathan Mazer.
This stellar production will be performed over the course of 2 weekends – November 10 & 11 as well as 16 &17 with evening shows at 7pm and matinees on Saturdays at 2pm. So come on out and support our talented theatrical high school kids!! Don’t miss this groundbreaking play that offers an ironic, gritty look at American obsession with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science regardless of consequences—as relevant today as it was in 1926.