The Story of “Radium Girls”

An interesting look into this year’s fall play.

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The Story of “Radium Girls”

Junior Genevieve Martinez and sophomore Nolan Perez chat during a scene in last year's play. Both students auditioned for

Junior Genevieve Martinez and sophomore Nolan Perez chat during a scene in last year's play. Both students auditioned for "Radium Girls."

Junior Genevieve Martinez and sophomore Nolan Perez chat during a scene in last year's play. Both students auditioned for "Radium Girls."

Junior Genevieve Martinez and sophomore Nolan Perez chat during a scene in last year's play. Both students auditioned for "Radium Girls."

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This year’s fall play will keep you on the edge of your seats. The play was announced Wednesday, Sept. 9 during AO and is titled “Radium Girls.” Auditions were held the following Monday and Tuesday. 

“Radium Girls” is a drama, based on a true story, about women in the 1920s who used radium to paint the dials of watches. This play follows the story of how radium went from being a miraculous cure to being the blame of a puzzling disease. Throughout the play, the audience watches the characters struggle to find out the truth about radium and provide hope for their family and friends.

According to an article by CNN, women quickly signed up to work in these radium factories due to their fine pay and job openings during the war. 

The article says, “For the delicate task of applying the paint to the tiny dials, the women were instructed to point the brushes with their lips. But the paint made the watches glow because it contained radium, a radioactive element discovered less than 20 years earlier, its properties not yet fully understood. The women were ingesting it with nearly every brushstroke. They became known as the “Radium Girls.”

The action-packed storyline with an interesting history will hit the stage of AHS starting on Nov. 15. 

 

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