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SMA presents the 2020 Fall Play
by D.W. Gregory
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 for 9 to 10 actors, who play 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.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are two options to purchase tickets
Live Shows begin at 7 PM
Thursday, November 19
Friday, November 20
Saturday, November 21
For the live shows, only 100 tickets per performance will be sold. No tickets will be sold at the door. Doors will open at 6:30 and general, socially-distanced seating will be available. Get your tickets now as they will sell out!
Ages 19 and older are $10
Ages 18 and younger are $8
Lap children are free
Virtual Edition pushed out at 2 PM
Sunday, November 22
The virtual show will be a recording of one of the live shows on an unlisted YouTube account. The link will be pushed out at 2 PM on Sunday, November 22 to the email provided at time of purchase.
Ticket prices are $15 for the link.
Fall Concert held on Wednesday, October 21 can be found by clicking on SMA’s YouTube page below