Radium Girls Public Service Announcement
March 5, 2001
GREENSBURG, PA- The Seton Hill College (SHC) Theatre production of Radium Girls opens Tuesday, April 3, 2001. Curtain time is 10:30 a.m. in Reeves Theatre. The play will be repeated on April 4th and 6th at 10:30 a.m.; April 5th, 6th and 7th at 8:00 p.m.; and April 8th at 2:00 p.m. The year is 1926. Marie Curie is world famous. Radium is a miracle cure. And glow-in-the-dark watches are everywhere. But at the U.S. Radium Corporation a group of girls who paint them become fatally ill. The Company has taught them to roll a point on their brushes with their mouths. The story of this labor abuse reaches the media, and some of the afflicted girls bring a landmark suit and win. Their misfortune would eventually link radiation with cancer and pave the way for enhanced industrial safety standards. All performances will be staged in Reeves Theatre on the College campus. Group rates are available. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, contact the SHC Box Office at (724) 838-4241, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am. to 3:00 p.m.