Red Rocks Community College to Produce D.W. Gregory's Radium Girls

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Kelly Jo Eldredge
Department Chair, Theatre Arts & Dance


Red Rocks Community College to Produce D.W. Gregory’s Radium Girls

LAKEWOOD, CO - The Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) Theatre Arts and Dance Department will present D.W. Gregory’s Radium Girls, on February 29, March 1, and March 2 at 7 pm at the RRCC Theater. The show is directed by El Armstrong. Radium Girls is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Inspired by true events in 1926, this play follows the lives of female factory workers tasked with painting luminous watches using radium, which was all the rage at the time. Many thought of radium as a miracle cure. Instead, radium was the cause of a rash of serious illnesses among the workers. Radium Girls has been called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, offering an unflinching look at American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

In this production, nine actors play thirty-eight roles, leading us through dial painter Grace Fryer’s battle with the U.S. Radium Corporation (and with her own family and friends) to get her day in court.

Tickets for all RRCC Theatre Department productions may be purchased via this website: . RRCC Students may receive a free ticket with their student I.D. by emailing

Need accessibility? Contact Accessibility Services at 303-914-6733 or at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations.

About RRCC Theatre Arts and Dance Program
Red Rocks Community College has the only fully developed two-year Theatre Arts program in performance, production, and theatre technology in Colorado. The program offers courses leading to an Associate of Arts in Theatre Arts and an Associate of Applied Science in Theatre Technology. It also offers unique certificates in technical theatre, costuming, stage makeup, musical theatre, and writing for the stage and screen. In addition, the Theatre Arts and Dance Department engages in numerous partnership projects, both on campus and within the community. For more information, contact department chair Kelly Jo Eldredge at

About Red Rocks Community College
Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.


Tuesday, February 27, 2024