Radium Girls follows the true story of young girls working in a 1920s factory at jobs considered to be prestigious, but which turn out to be lethal. In 1926, Radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity for her discovery of this extraordinary element, and luminous watches were the latest rage! Audiences will meet and learn about the women who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J. as dial painters. Written with warmth and humor, this fast-paced stage play is a wry, unflinching look at the peculiar American obsession with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
On Wednesday, February 21 Butler University will present a special one night performance of this renowned play. The performance begins at 7:30 PM and is 70 minutes in length with no intermission. The content is suitable for families with children ages eleven and older and is based on the true story of the brave, female factory workers who made labor history.
Indy’s Child is giving away family four packs of tickets for Radium Girls!