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Newest Kamiak play debuts this Friday


Last updated 1/9/2019 at Noon

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, Fryer 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.

Called “powerful” and “engrossing” by critics, “Radium Girls” offers a look at the American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

Show dates are Jan. 11, 12, 18, and 19, and tickets will be sold at the door.

The box office opens at 6:30, and the curtain opens at 7.

For more information, email Theatre Director Bryan Sullivan at


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