Holt High School Theater will present “RADIUM GIRLS,” a drama in two acts by D.W. Gregory, on March 12, 13, and 14.
Set in the 1920s, the play tells the true story of a number of New Jersey women who worked as watch dial painters during WWI. As the world began to use the newly discovered element radium in manufacturing for its glowing properties, the girls began to develop serious physical illnesses and abnormalities. The negligence of the company in exposing them to such high levels of radiation becomes apparent, and their case is taken up by the Consumer’s League. Their fight for life becomes a struggle for justice in a time when the interest of big business was dominant.
Featured in the cast of RADIUM GIRLS as factory workers, company representatives, family, friends and other historical figures are Jesse Dent, Leo DiFranco, Katherine Durant, Alex Dyer, Chris Geerling, Westby Guthrie, Wyatt Hensel, David Hillbun, Allie Hult, Kiara Laack, Noah McCarty, Rachel Neff, Simon Osler, Alexa Page, Mackenzie Page, Will Rackers, Patrick Rauschelbach, Ellie Simms, Hollynn St. Clair, Jamie Steckel, Carina Steinchen, Keegan Taylor, Taylor Wallsmith, Claudia Ward, Gage Whitehurst, and Maggie Wolverton.
The production is under the stage management team of Bri Beames, Jasmine Blackburn and Christina Richardson. Many additional Holt students are presented as technical designers and crew members.
RADIUM GIRLS will be presented each evening beginning at 7:00 pm in the C.H. Jones Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students, and senior citizens are guests of Holt High School.