Ballard High School Playmakers stage an electrifying performance of Radium Girls
Watch Ballard High School’s fall play and your hair may literally stand on its ends. A hundred years ago, radium was a “miracle cure” used to fight cancer. It was quickly commercialized and used in products for consumers, including luminous watches that glowed in the dark.
Radium Girls tells the story of the New Jersey factory girls who hand-painted the dials until they mysteriously became ill. Worker Gracie Jordan decides to sue her employer, exposing radium’s impact on health and just how far a company will go to manipulate science.
The cast features 16 BHS students, and the play is directed by Chelsea DuVall.
The performances will be on October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle, Washington, 98117. The performance begins at 7:30 pm.
Reserved seating tickets are available for purchase at https://showtix4u.com. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.