Radium Girls

Performance Dates

April 2018: 27, 28, 29*
May 4, 5, 6*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm

Ticket Information

All performances at the
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851

Adults - $22
Seniors (62 and over) - $20
Students (with valid I.D.) - $20

For tickets...
- Call 240-314-8690
- Order online
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(Open Tuesday - Saturday from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

By D. W. Gregory

Directed by Tristan Poje


Radium Girls

Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls is a fast moving drama that follows Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights not just her former employer, but her family and friends, who fear the cost of justice. This provocative story is a wry, steadfast examination of what America truly values.

Cast of Characters

Most actors will play multiple roles. Not all roles need to be gender-specific.

Grace Fryer - A top-notch dialpainter, 15 at the start of the play, 26 at its close.

Kathryn Schaub - Her friend, another dialpainter, also 15 at the start of the play.

Irene Rudolph - Kathryn's cousin, 17 at the start of the play. Later she is in her 20s.

Mrs. Alma MacNeil - Their supervisor.

Arthur Roeder - President of the U.S. Radium Corp., 34 at start of the play, 65 at its close.

Edward Markley - Counsel for the company.

C.B. 'Charlie' Lee - Vice president, later president of the company.

Dr. Von Sochocky - Founder of U.S. Radium Corp., inventor of the luminous paint.

Tom Krieder - Grace's boyfriend, several years older than she.

Diane Roeder - Married to Arthur Roeder.

Harriet Roeder - Their daughter. Nine years old at first, later she is in her 30s.

Anna Fryer - Grace's mother.

Katherine Wiley - The executive director, New Jersey Consumer's League.

Raymond Berry - An attorney for the dialpainters.

Dr. Cecil Drinker - A Harvard industrial hygienist.

Dr. Harrison Martland - The county medical examiner.

Dr. Joseph Knef - A dentist.

Dr. Marie Curie - Discovered radium.

Frederick Flinn, Ph.D. - Columbia University industrial hygienist.

Reporter (Jack Youngwood) - A reporter, Newark Ledger.

Sob Sister (Nancy Jane Harlan) - A tabloid reporter, New York Graphic.

William J.A. Bailey - An entrepreneur, manufacturer of Radithor.

Mrs. Michaels - A consumer of Radithor.

Society Woman - Mrs. James (Cora) Middleton, a well-bred woman.

Clerk - An overworked public employee.

Production Staff


Tristan Poje

Assistant Director

Kristen Skolnik


David Levin


Howard Williams

Stage Manager

Jerry Callistein

Master Carpenter

Stever Leshin

Set Designer

Maggie Modig

Lighting Designer

Joe Palamara

Sound Designer

Daniel Bentz


Steve Deming

Properties Master/ Set Dresser

Anne Cary