Kirkwood Theatre Guild

Kirkwood Theatre Guild has been designated a
“Missouri Historical Theater”
by the Missouri Arts Council

Radium Girls

Radium Girls

March 13, 14, 15*
19, 20, 21, 22*
 *Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. All other shows at 8:00 p.m.

By D. W. Gregory

Director: Brad Schwartz

In 1926, Grace Fyler has a supportive family, a steady boyfriend, and a good factory job. She and her girlfriends paint luminous watch dials with the newly invented radium-based paint. After some of the girls begin to experience symptoms of a mysterious illness, Grace questions whether the paint is to blame. She quits her job but she, too, develops symptoms. Grace takes action and sues her employer. Her chief adversary is former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees.  Inspired by true events, Radium Girls is a touching and powerful story of corporate greed and the courage of one individual determined to make a difference.     

Postcard-Compelling story of greed and courage.

Directed by Brad Schwartz
Grace Fryer:        Grace Knobbe
Kathryn Schaub:    Kathryn Kent
Irene Rudolph:        Kelsey Ruthman
Martland/Ensemble:    Mark Abels
Mr. Berry:        Brandon Atkins
MacNeil/Mrs. Fryer:    Kathleen Balassi
Miss Wiley:        Annie Bayer
Sob Sister:        Jessica Gillard
Tom Kreider:        Jeremy Goldmeier
Von Sochocky:        Barry Hyatt
Charlie Lee:        Ken Lopinot
Edward Markley:    Jason Meyers
Dr. Knef/Ensemble:    Preston Murchison
Reporter:        Colin Nichols
Arthur Roeder:        John Reidy
Mrs. Roeder/
Ensemble:        Janet Schwartz
Society Woman/
Ensemble:        Deb Dennert