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4 Star Starred
The Side Project Theatre
Between N Greenview and N Sheridan 1439 West Jarvis Chicago, IL 60626
773-340-0140
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Hard to find parking, since it is in a rather residential area.
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attended Oct 04 2008

I would highly recommend this riveting and intense play. Although the play was set in the 1920's, it was relative to today. Go and see this play if you can.

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attended Oct 05 2008

Some really fine acting - especially from Ms. Carol Enoch. Bravo, POINT OF CONTENTION!

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Description

Based on the harrowing true story of New Jersey’s famous “radium girls,” the play follows the lives of female factory workers in the 1920s. Point of Contention presents the Chicago premiere of this riveting piece that raises the question “When something proves too good to be true, is it best to look the other way?” Radium, recently discovered by the Curies, was believed to be a wonder drug, the cure for all ailments. A side bonus? Anything painted with radium glowed in the dark, a valuable asset in times of war. But what happens when the girls fall ill and their teeth begin to fall out? And why do their dresses glow at night?

Playwright D.W. Gregory is a resident playwright at New Jersey Repertory Co., where her Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama The Good Daughter recently premiered. Gregory is the author of five other full-length plays and several short comedies that have been widely produced. Her work has been developed at the New Harmony Project, The Shenandoah International Playwrights Retreat, and the Mount Sequoyah New Play Retreat. Her drama Radium Girls was produced with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and developed under The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Science and Technology Fund. Its premiere at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey was named the Best New Play of the 1999-2000 season by the _Newark Star-Ledger. _

About the Ticket Supplier: Point of Contention

Point of Contention is a Chicago-based theatre company founded in 2006. The company seeks to point a magnifying glass at the collective human experience by challenging actors, directors, designers, and audiences with a wide repertoire of texts ranging from classic pieces to new works. Through their artistic collaborations, they strive to both illuminate and dissect the moments that define us all.