By Gillian Herszage
Broadway is back, and so is college theater. After a nearly two year hiatus, Stern College Dramatic Society (SCDS) is back on stage with their upcoming production of Radium Girls. The performances will take place at the Schottenstein theater on the Wilf campus on December 19, 20, 21, and 23, 2021.
Radium Girls, written by D.W. Gregory, is based on a true story. The play is set in New Jersey in the early 20th century, when radium was used at the forefront of medical and technological innovation. The play follows a group of female factory painters who use radium based paint to provide watches with a luminous green glow. When the workers fall mysteriously ill, one young woman decides to lead the search for justice. This riveting production of Radium Girls is sure to touch emotional chords while exploring the interplay between science and business, and the choices that can change lives forever.
The cast and crew are beyond excited to tell this story and return to the stage. SCDS President and cast member, Baila Landa (SCW ‘23), noted to the YU Observer, “We are so excited for SCDS’s first performance post-covid! Radium Girls is a heartrending tale about corruption and the fight for justice in twentieth century America. This is an idea that is still relevant today, and is sure to resonate with our audience.”
The show is open to co-ed audiences as it is not a musical performance. All attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Special discounts are available for SCDS alumni and current YU students and tickets can be purchased at https://scds.ticketleap.com/radium-girls/.