In 1936, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage. Then the girls who painted those watches began to fall ill with a mysterious disease.
Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, whose attempts to fight for her day in court are blocked by her idealistic former employer who cannot bring himself to believe the same element which shrinks tumors can possibly be causing the suffering of his employees.
As the case goes on, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but also her own family and friends who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.
Encore Theatre in Lima, Ohio presents Radium Girls February 25 – 27 and March 4 – 6, 2022. Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.