Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RADIUM GIRLS at Flat Earth Theatre
Helmed by award-winning director Lindsay Eagle (Rocket Man, What Once We Felt), Flat Earth Theatre presents the first all-female professional production of D.W. Gregory's moving play inspired by the true story of the factory workers of the U.S. Radium Corporation. RADIUM GIRLS concludes Flat Earth's 2015 season "Progress and Peril," stories of scientific progress and the lives it has ruined, which also featured critically acclaimed productions of Ted Tally's TERRA NOVA in February and Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION in June. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!Once considered a miracle cure and scientific marvel, by the 1920s the radium used in painting luminous watch dials has triggered potentially fatal health problems for Grace Fryer and other dial painters. As their health deteriorates, the laborers demand compensation from the company insistent on sweeping their ordeal under the rug, and Grace must battle the ruthless corporation even while radiation poisoning destroys her body and life. RADIUM GIRLS's design team includes Debra Reich (Set Design), Stephanie Brownell (Costume Design), Chris Bocchiaro (Lighting Design), Juliet Bowler (Makeup Design), and Lindsay Alaimo (Property Manager). The Producer is Jake Scaltreto, the Stage Manager is Caitlin Mason (assisted by Amy Lehrmitt), and the Technical Director is Adam Teti.
The cast features Erin Eva Butcher as Grace Fryer, Bridgette Hayes as Arthur Roeder, and an all-female ensemble consisting of Kamelia Aly, Katie Bond, Katharine Daly, Paola M. Ferrer, Kristen Heider, Kathleen C. Lewis, and Marty Mason.
RADIUM GIRLS will run for three weeks at the Charlestown Working Theatre, 442 Bunker Hill St, Charlestown, MA 02129. Tickets can be purchased at flatearth.ticketleap.com/radium-girls for $20 in advance, $25 at the door, or $10 student rush.