Ballard High School’s Production of Radium Girls

The Ballard High School Playmakers kick off the Ballard High School 2019-2020 Performing Arts season with the provoking play Radium Girls. A hundred years ago, radium was a “miracle cure” used to fight cancer. It was quickly commercialized and used in products for consumers, including luminous watches that glowed in the dark. 

Radium Girls tells the story of the New Jersey factory girls who hand-painted the dials until they mysteriously became ill. Worker Gracie Jordan decides to sue her employer, exposing radium’s impact on health and just how far a company will go to manipulate science.

Performance Details

The performances will be on October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle, Washington, 98117. The performance begins at 7:30 pm.


Reserved seating tickets are available for purchase at Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.