by Olivia Kelley
The Trevecca theatre program opened it’s winter production, “Radium girls,” Thursday night.
The play is based on a true story that takes place in the 1920’s when Radium was considered a miracle drug. People used it to make watches glow in the dark and believed it would prolong life. The story follows Grace Fryer, who was a dial painter and fought against radium use when she realized it was poisonous. It also shows another side of the story, the side Arthur Roeder, the president of the dial painting factory, who still believes Radium usage is beneficial and fights for it.
“The play beautifully portrays both sides 0f the historic lawsuit in a truly heart-wrenching and historically accurate retelling,” said Ingrid Rekedal, sophomore theatre education major.
The play will be going on this weekend and next in Benson auditorium. There will be showings at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as a special matinee performance at 3 p.m. on the 20th. Tickets are $10 for general admission, but students get in for $5 with their ID. Senior citizens 65 and older can get tickets for $8. All tickets can be purchased at the door before the show.