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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502

Radium Girls

Written by: DW Gregory
Directed by: McKenzi Swinehart

  • Evening Showdates: 2/5, 2/6, 2/11*, 2/12, 2/13, 2/18*, 2/19, 2/20 @ 7:30p
  • Matinee Showdates: 2/7, 2/14 (cast talk-back), 2/20, 2/21 @ 2:00p


  • Regular: $18 per person
  • Senior/Student/Military: $15 per person

    *The show runs 2 & 1/2 hrs (including a 15 minute intermission). 

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, 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, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 9 to 10 actors who play more than 30 parts— friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and a myriad of interested bystanders. 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.

Katty Perrell as Grace Fryer

Anna Pidylpchak as Actress #1
Libby Bakke as Actress #2
Moira Bengochea as Actress #3
Dana Miller as Actress #4
Jeff Chamberlin as Arthur Roeder
Bryce Keil as Actor #1
Mark Maher as Actor #2
Bob Gabrielli as Actor #3
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV

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