Bishop Luers Performing Arts Presents Radium Girls

The Bishop Luers High School Performing Arts Department presents "Radium Girls" on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 at 7:00 PM in the Bishop Luers gymnasium!

Synopsis from Stage Agent:

"Radium Girls is D.W. Gregory’s gripping drama based on the true story of female laborers who were poisoned and killed by their factory’s radium-based paint. Though Radium Girls ranges from 1918 through the 1940’s, the bulk of the narrative is centered on events in New Jersey in the mid 1920’s.

The play highlights Grace, Irene, and Kathryn who paint dials in the U.S. Radium Plant and are instructed to finely point their brushes by molding the bristles with their mouths while painting. The factory’s new owner, Arthur Roeder, is excited by radium’s promising future and believes in the company’s potential for growth. Roder’s mindset is supported by Marie Curie, the internationally famous scientist, who believes radium provides many health benefits and could even cure cancer.

But soon many of the the girls begin to notice disturbing health issues, and one of their co-workers dies, but her death is brushed aside. The plant tries to keep the girls who are getting sicker from talking to the press, push back their court dates, and deflect any negativity toward the company. Some of the surviving girls finally get settlements and medical coverage for the rest of their shortened lives.

Radium Girls fiercely examines the commercialization of science, the pursuit of both health and wealth, the power of the underdog, and the fierce injustice laborers in America have faced, and may even continue to face in the present."


Tickets are $10.00 per person, and seating is limited! Please call Cindy Griffith in the BLHS Bookstore at 456-1261 ext. 3115 to reserve your seats. or purchase them at the door! Please park in the back of the school and enter through the main gym lobby double doors. Go Knights!

RADIUM GIRLS CAST

GRACE FRYER…………………….....................................................................................Abby Spoltman

KATHRYN SCHAUB/ MRS.CORA MIDDLETON..........................................................Melissa Vazquez

IRENE RUDOLPH/MRS.MICHAELS............................................................................Christina Harper

MRS. ALMA MACNEIL/KATHERINE WILEY...............................................................Haleigh Stoker

ARTHUR RHOEDER……………………………………………….................................................Brenden Harrigan

EDWARD MARKLEY/FREDERICK FLINN, PH.D..........................................................AJ Dellinger

C.B. CHARLIE LEE.....................................................................................................Ethan Lyons

DR.VON SOCHOCKY/DR. DRINKER.........................................................................Caleb Harrigan

TOM KREIDER..........................................................................................................Zach Prendergast

DIANE ROEDER........................................................................................................Virginia Gladding

HARRIET ROEDER/DR. MARIE CURIE.......................................................................Tiffany Vasquez

ANNA FRYER/NANCY JANE HARLAN.......................................................................Gigi Hostetler

RAYMOND BERRY....................................................................................................Nate Elliott

DR. HARRISON MARTLAND/LOVESICK COWBOY/OWNER………..............................Jacob Stucker

DR. JOSEPH KNEF.....................................................................................................Caiden Girardot

JACK YOUNGWOOD.................................................................................................Abiel Vazquez

WILLIAM J.A. BAILEY/CUSTOMER/VENECINE SALESMAN....................................... Gio Morales

A CLERK/A SHOP GIRL..............................................................................................Ella Funk

JUDGE E. WURTH/A SHOPPER.................................................................................Hannah Bireley

ELDERLY WIDOW………………………………………………………………………………………………..Genevieve Cicchiello

Students are working hard on learning their roles in order to provide you a top notch performance!