Radium Girls opens at high school

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Cast and crew members of Radium Girls. Submitted photo

Granby Performing Arts at Granby Memorial High School presents the play Radium Girls on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at GMHS Auditorium.

Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts ofGrace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Fryer 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. Radium Girls fiercely examines the commercialization of science, the pursuit of both health and wealth, the power of the underdog, and the fierce injustice laborers in America have faced, and may even continue to face in the present.

The following GMHS seniors head up the cast: Hayden Mueller plays Grace, Kevin Davis (HALO winner/Club Treasurer) and Zolah Daley (Club Secretary) play Mr. and Mrs. Roeder, Molly Laird (Club President) plays Kathryn and Prior Wasken (HALO winner and Assistant Director) plays Tommy and the Reporter. In addition to acting, the following seniors are also the Set Design Crew: Pearce Boit plays Raymond Berry, the lawyer advocate, T.J. Green plays Dr. Knef and Caelum Janski (Club Stage Manager) plays Dr. Von Sochocky, the inventor of Radium paint. Senior Bree Wallace (Assistant Stage Manager/Club Vice-President) is set crew and design.

The cast is excited to have a live audience. Masks and seat spacing will be required. Tickets are $12 for general audience and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 -6, and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7.