The Pilgrim Players staged Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory last week at the school auditorium. The two act play lasting nearly two hours is based on the true story of women laborers who were poisoned …
The Pilgrim Players staged Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory last week at the school auditorium. The two act play lasting nearly two hours is based on the true story of women laborers who were poisoned and died from the radium-based paint used in their factory from 1918 through the 1940s. Most of the narrative is centered in Orange, NJ in the mid-1920s.
Asked why he chose to perform the Radium Girls, Richard Dennigham, producer and director of the show, said a family member recommended a book about the women.
“It was such a striking story that really stayed with me, and when I found the play, I was really happy to stage it. It›s a heartbreaking chapter of American history that very few people know about,” he said.
The school is selling a video recording of the play ($10 DVD or $15 USB Drive/Hi-def). Those interested should contact Denningham via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cast members were: Grace Fryer, Athena Howlett; Arthur Roeder, Benjamin Passarelli; Kathryn Schaub, Customer, Mia Caprara; Tom Kreider, Male Shopper, Antonio Leonard; C.B. «Charlie» Lee, Lovesick Cowboy, John Dean; Mrs. Diane Roeder, Board Member #2 , Angelia Gareau; Edward Markley, Harriet Roeder, Sarah Burnham; Irene Rudolph, Dr. Harrison Martland, Jolina Phin; Sob Sister (Nancy Jane Harlan), Dr. Cecil Drinker, Sarah Whelan; Katherine Wiley, Clerk, Isabella Thaler; Mrs. Anna Fryer, Board Member #1, Julie Riccio; Reporter (Jack Youngwood), Venecine Salesman, David Rowley; Raymond Berry, Frederick Flinn, Ph.D., Kamryn Gavin; Dr. Von Sachocky, Shopgirl, Photographer, Jessica Taul; Dr. Joseph Knef, Societywoman, Ayla Lapointe; Mrs. Alma MacNeil, Board Member #3, Judge, Mrs. Michaels, Mina Monroe; Dr. Marie Curie, Elderly Widow, Loana Gollmitz; and William Bailey, Store Owner, Galileo Gonzalez.
Members of the crew were: Stage Manager, Princess Johnson; Set Manager, Olivia Conrady; Assistant Set Manager, Tru Crowl; Property Manager, Emily Goldman; Stage Lighting, Jack Pine; Assistant Stage Lighting, Kathryn Pike; Audio - Sound Engineer/SFX, Xiao Ke Lin; Audio, Body Microphones, Fiona Boisse; Curtain, Sharday Johnson; Stage Technicians, Breanna Campbell, Solange DaLuz, Rory Fiore, Ella Fitzpatrick and Charlotte Williamson; Costume Manager, Misharel Johnson; Costumes/Makeup/Wigs, Mia Caprara, Samantha Conrady, Solange DaLuz, Liana Hernandez, Sharday Johnson and Cast & Crew; Set Design, Lead Artists, Breanna Campbell and Ella Fitzpatrick; Set Design - Scenic Artists, Fiona Boisse, Sharday Johnson, Ian LeBeau and Lizbeth Ventura; Set Design & Construction, Mr. Denningham, Olivia Conrady and Cast & Crew and Concessions, Sila Yang, Cast & Crew.
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