Fans of the Abington High School Drama Club have one more chance to see their fall production, Radium Girls, Friday night.
The curtain inside the AHS auditorium goes up at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for students/seniors and $8 for adults. All seats are general admission. (Notice: Some content may not be appropriate for young audiences.
Radium Girls tells the story of the women in the early 20th Century who worked in factories painting supplies for the war effort with little awareness of the dangers of the radium involved, according to club advisor Megan Tomlin.
The story centers on the character of Grace Fryer (Natalia Maciel ’25) who refused to accept hush money and took the U.S. Radium Corporation to court. While some characters in this story are fictional, a majority of characters are based off the real-life women and men who went through these experiences.
Director Presley Mahanna, an AHS science teacher, was first introduced to the story of The Radium Girls this summer when she read The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.
This is AHS Drama’s first production in over 30 years without Steve Shannon at the helm, Tomlin pointed out.
“I took over after working with him on productions since 2015,” Tomlin said. “I myself am I graduate of AHS and did theatre with Steve during my years in high school, so this is an honor for me to be able to continue his legacy.”
Photos courtesy of the Abington Drama Club/Credit: Bill Marquardt/c6billphoto.com