December 8 & 9, 2017
Daniel Madsen* as Frederick Flinn
Brock Harrison* as Records Clerk
Spencer Pabst as Tom Kreider
Charlie Roeder as Arthur Roeder
Josie Cummings* as Mrs. Fryer
Hannah Hiszczynskyj* as Mrs. MacNeil
Lauren Harmon as Katherine Wiley
Leyna Kern as Irene Rudolph
Christa Nioce as Harriet Roeder
Ainslee Oliver as Diane Roeder
Nick Quaney as Dr. Von Sochocky
Olivia Schmitz as Nancy Jane Harlan
Ann Stegman as Grace Fryer
Emma Teply as Kathryn Schaub
Cade Dennis* and Braden Purcell*
* denotes member of Hayden Thespian Troupe #7275
About "Radium Girls"
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.
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.