“Radium Girls” Coming to Howell High School

“Radium Girls” Coming to Howell High School This November
Posted on 10/19/2022
Radium Girls actors paint watch dials. 10/19/2022 - The Howell High School Performing Arts Department will present D.W. Gregory's acclaimed play "Radium Girls." Nov. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. All shows are at the Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/2ZGF1HK or at the door.

"Radium Girls" is the true story of three women, Grace Fryer (Olivia Dechy), Irene Rudolph (Kaiyah Luethy), and Kathryn Schaub (Haley Matta), who paint watch dials in the U.S. Radium Company Plant. The women are instructed to finely point their brushes by molding the bristles with their mouths while painting, causing them to ingest the paint. The plant's owner, Arthur Roeder (Brett Lee), is excited about the promising future of radium and the company's growth.

As many of the women working in the plant begin to notice they are experiencing health issues, and one worker dies, Arthur and the U.S. Radium work to keep their employees from talking to the press. Undaunted by her former employer and the concerns of her family, Grace fights for justice for herself and her former co-workers in the courts.

The Howell High School Rod Bushey Perform Arts Center is located at 1200 W. Grand River, Howell, MI.