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Radium Girls – Fighting for their Rights

Media Release – August 2008

Radium Girls – Fighting for their Rights

Those who enjoy the thrill of live performance are in for a treat this month with opening of Radium Girls, the first of three plays performed by CPIT’s NASDA students.

After more than four weeks of rigorous rehearsing, students of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art are now poised to engage audiences with the best of their theatrical abilities with a performance that will challenge people’s emotions and their understanding of the complexities of American society.

Set in 1920s America, Radium Girls tells the story of three young women lead by Grace Fryer, who try to take on their employer, U.S Radium Corporation, through the judicial system for injury and illness caused by practices within the plant. Based on a true story, and in similar vein to the oscar-winning film Erin Brokovich, Radium Girls explores the moral obligation of a major American company and its attempts to shun its responsibility to its workers. The play also delves in to the women’s struggle, their relationships and how they incite public sympathy and the support needed to bring their case before judge and jury.

“Radium Girls is based on a true story and is a truly evocative and human tale told by an extremely talented cast,” says director, Ross McKellar.

This is an engaging and inspiring story of three young women who fight for compensation from one of America’s largest companies, before they end up paying the ultimate price for their privilege with their lives.

This is a spectacular start to NASDA’s live performance series and one show not to be missed.

• Radium Girls opens Saturday, August 30 and runs for 6 nights, closing on Thursday, September 4. For more information on the event and where to book tickets, please see ……


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