BHS Theatre to Perform "Radium Girls" on 2/28 & 3/2

posted Feb 8, 2019, 3:58 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Feb 27, 2019, 10:07 AM ]
Bartlesville High School Theatre will be performing Radium Girls on Thursday, February 28 and Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the BHS Fine Arts Center on 18th Street between Hillcrest Drive & Shawnee Avenue. The house will open at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are $5 for everyone and can be purchased from cast members, acting students, or sponsor Ms. Allis from February 13-27. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.

The play was originally written to have a cast of 10 actors, but there are 18 students cast in it, and 14 members of that cast will play two or more characters.


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. 

Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece with more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, 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 obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

Don't miss this spring performance by our BHS Theatre students!

Radium Girls

Granger Meador,
Feb 8, 2019, 4:08 PM