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"Radium Girls" performed by North Hills Drama Club

Categorized as: Special Attractions
Event tags:

  • Weekly on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Starting on: Nov 12, 2015
  • Ending on: Nov 14, 2015
  • 07:30PM
  • $6 for adults , $4 for students
  • 412-318-1439

Description:

North Hills High School Drama Club will present the historical, fast-paced drama “Radium Girls” on Nov. 12 to 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Hills High School auditorium. A special free senior citizen matinee will be held on Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m.

The play tells the true story of the women and men who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J., in 1926 when radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie enjoyed international celebrity status and everyone wanted the latest trend – luminous watch faces. In time, the girls who painted those watch faces began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. “Radium Girls” traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. The play is a fast-paced and wry examination of the commercialization of science paired with the American obsessions of the pursuit of wealth and health.

Tickets for the evening productions are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the door for all performances.

Senior citizens who reside in North Hills School District may attend the matinee for free on Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. by reserving a ticket. To reserve a senior citizen matinee ticket, contact North Hills School District Activities Coordinator Chelle Zimmerman at 412-318-1439 or zimmermanm@nhsd.net.

*Please note that while “Radium Girls” is appropriate for all ages, the play’s subject matter may not be as entertaining to children as it will be to adults.