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Irvington High School Presents ‘Radium Girls’ as Fall Play

Directed by Stephen DiGiovanni, members of the Irvington High School Drama Club will bring to life “Radium Girls” as its fall production at the campus theater from Nov. 2-3.

Inspired by a true story, “Radium Girls” is set in 1926 when radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity and luminous watches the latest rage until the girls who painted the watches fall ill with a mysterious disease. The story follows the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. She battles the U.S. Radium Corp., as well as her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.

Performances are on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Irvington High School Campus Theater. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the door, and can be purchased ahead of time by calling 866-967-8167, by writing to or clicking here.