Radium Girls, Based on a Real-Life Scandal, from Point of Contention
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Grand and uplifting, Les Miserables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Drury Lane kicks off its 30th anniversary season with this sweeping tale of romance, passion, suspense and redemption set against the stormy backdrop of the French Revolution. You'll be immersed in the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption while trying to outrun the determined police inspector Javert, and the innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette for the revolutionary and student, Marius. It's a celebration of the human struggle for justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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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. _