Lake Cumberland Childrens Theater Presents “Radium Girls”
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Lake Cumberland Childrens Theater Presents “Radium Girls” – Center for Rural Development, 2292 S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY, Fri and Sat 7pm and Sun 2pm. Radium Girls is D.W. Gregory’s gripping drama based on the true story of female laborers who were poisoned and killed by their factory’s radium-based paint. Though Radium Girls ranges from 1918 through the 1940s, the bulk of the narrative is centered on events in New Jersey in the mid-1920s. The play highlights Grace, Irene, and Kathryn who paint dials in the U.S. Radium Plant and are instructed to finely point their brushes by molding the bristles with the mouths while painting. The factory’s owner, Arthur Roeder, is excited by radium’s promising future and believes in the company’s potential for growth. Roeder’s mindset is supported by Marie Curie, the internationally famous scientist, who believes radium provides many health benefits and could cause cancer. But soon the girls begin to notice disturbing health issues, and one of their co-workers dies, her death is brushed aside. Info 606-677-6000 or www.centertech.com.