Garfield Theatre will be performing Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory for this year’s Fall Play.
If you are interested in being tech or a designer for the show, please submit the following application: Tech Application Form with a guardian before September 6th!
If you are interested in performing, please join us! Open to all current GHS students. No prior classes or experience required! “Audition Form”
General Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, September 13th and 14th, after school. You may additionally email a video submission to Ms. Gress by Wednesday, September 15th at noon. NLGress@seattleschools.org
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 with 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.