Ridgefield High School Theatre presents Radium Girls

Performances mark the return of live, in-person theatre at the school

The Ridgefield High School Theatre department recently announced the return of live, in-person performances when they present D.W. Gregory’s gripping drama Radium Girls beginning Oct. 28.

The Ridgefield High School Theatre department recently announced the return of live, in-person performances when they present D.W. Gregory’s gripping drama Radium Girls beginning Oct. 28.
The Ridgefield High School Theatre department recently announced the return of live, in-person performances when they present D.W. Gregory’s gripping drama Radium Girls beginning Oct. 28.
The Ridgefield High School Theatre department recently announced the return of live, in-person performances when they present D.W. Gregory’s gripping drama Radium Girls beginning Oct. 28.

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 only with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but also with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.

“We are so thrilled to be producing live theatre again after the last year and a half,” said Kaitlyn Etter, Ridgefield High School’s Theatre Arts Director. “I am proud of the resilience and creativity our students demonstrated during the hiatus, but there is nothing that can replicate the thrill and excitement of pulling off a successful stage production in front of a live audience. We can’t wait to share Radium Girls with the Ridgefield community.” 

All performances begin at 7 p.m. The full list of performances is:

  • Thursday, October 28
  • Friday, October 29
  • Saturday,October 30
  • Thursday, November 4
  • Friday, November 5
  • Saturday, November 6

Tickets can be purchased online in advance, or in person on the day of the show. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for students, and $7 with a valid ASB card. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $20 each. To purchase tickets online, please visit https://wa-ridgefield-lite.intouchreceipting.com/rhstheatre

Information provided by Ridgefield School District.

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