Hidden History Comes Alive in RADIUM GIRLS by The Drama Workshop Sept. 30-Oct. 16

TDW_Radium Girls large logoTwenty years after its discovery, radium was considered a miracle cure for everything from rheumatism to cancer, Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches, first used by soldiers, became fashion pieces—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease.

How could something seemingly helpful also be so dangerous? How can a lauded scientific discovery bring despair? Inspired by a true story, “Radium Girls” traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a watch dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.

“At a time when women had just won the right to vote in America, it was a group of women who asserted themselves to create positive change and left in their wake a legacy that had immeasurable impact on the medical field and the labor rights movement. ‘Radium Girls’ celebrates the grit and tenacity of the women who battled seemingly insurmountable odds to be seen and heard. Refusing to be silenced by those who denied science in favor of monetary gain, these women bravely placed their own needs aside in pursuit of justice and safer working conditions for all,” says director Amanda Borchers. “I hope you will join us for this gripping and inspiring tale about the strength of believing in your own voice and advocating for the wellbeing of others.”

Written by D.W. Gregory
Directed by Amanda Borchers 


  • Isabelle Allison as Grace Fryer
  • Jake Hart as Tom Kreider
  • Cass Homan as Kathryn
  • Collette Thomas as Irene/Ms. Wiley
  • Dane Rogers as Mr. Roeder
  • Kent Smith as Charles Lee/Venecine Salesman/Board 1
  • Amy Sullivan as Sob Sister
  • Don Huening as Reporter/Drinker/Board 2
  • Jody Hart as Mrs. Fryer/Store Owner
  • Rusty Lacy as Mrs. Roeder/ Madame Curie
  • Arny Stoller as Von Sochocky/Elderly Widow/Martland
  • Michael Kiser as Markley/Flinn/Lovesick Cowboy
  • Seth Millhoan as Knef/Male Shopper
  • Claire Wagner as Society Woman/Court/ Photographer /Bronx mom
  • Jessie Faye as Ms. Macneil
  • Sarah Hoback as Harriet Roeder/Clerk/Shopgirl/ Board3
  • Dennis Murphy as Berry

Show dates and times:

  • Friday, Sept. 30, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 2, 2:00 PM
  • Friday, Oct. 7, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 9, 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 PM
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 15, 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 16, 2:00 PM

All performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave. Cheviot.

Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TDW ticket line at 513-598-8303 or by ordering online at www.thedramaworkshop.org.

Cast and crew are vaccinated against Covid-19.  Patrons and volunteers are not required to wear a mask while inside the Glenmore Playhouse.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company, Woodstock, IL.

Show sponsored by Greg Schaper and Dr. Danielle Schaper 

The Drama Workshop (TDW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education and promotion of the theatrical arts. Founded in 1954, TDW is widely recognized as one of greater Cincinnati’s most accomplished community theater organizations, garnering dozens of awards annually from the Association of Community Theatres (ACT) of Greater Cincinnati. It has been recognized by the Cincinnati Preservation Association for its efforts to rehabilitate the former Glenmore Bowl into The Glenmore Playhouse.

Prospective members, and individuals or businesses interested in becoming involved or in helping advance TDW’s mission are encouraged to contact the group through our website at www.thedramaworkshop.org, or by phone at 513-598-8303.

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