“Radium Girls” auditions begin 8/31

It’s been over a year since the last play was performed on the grizzly stage.

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Photo by Nico Novelo

“Radium Girls” follows a dial painter, Grace Fryer, and her fight for her day in court!

Story by Ian Waters, Arts and Entertainment Editor

This Fall, Mission Hills brings the production “Radium Girls” alive on stage after a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This play follows the story of the discovery and the misuse of radium, as it was painted onto watches. 

   They were the hot topic until the girls who painted them started to become sick with mysterious diseases. Inspired by a true story, we follow Grace Fryer, a radium dial painter who fights to have her day in court. As this case goes on she finds herself not just fighting for legal action, but fighting with her friends and family who are concerned the campaign will backfire.

   “I’m super excited to audition for ‘Radium Girls.’ The story is heartbreaking and dramatic and it’s super cool that we get to do this show this year,” junior Wynter Weiler said.

   Students couldn’t be more excited to audition and bring this powerful story to life, the shows performed on the grizzly stage always have a very complex and interesting story, and that is no different with “Radium Girls.”

   The last was Pride and Prejudice which was performed in the fall of 2019. 

   “I’m really excited to get back in the swing of things, it’s been a while since I have done a play, and I just think that it is going to be really fun,” junior Hailey Noce said.

   “Radium Girls” will debut on the Mission Hills stage Nov. 4-6. Don’t forget to miss this dramatic, mature show, and if you are interested in auditioning to become a cast member auditions will be held in the theater Aug. 31 and Sept. 1!