The Alice Lloyd College Theatre Club is pleased to take to the stage once again and present their 2022 spring production of Radium Girls. The play is based on the true story of the young women who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation and their struggle to get compensation for the radium poisoning they were unknowingly exposed to. While several environmental factors kept the theatre club from production in the previous years, the cast and crew as well as every department on campus have worked together to ensure the success of the play.
When asked about the joint effort of the play, Director Natalie Holt says, “Once I realized that we had students involved in this show from every department on campus, I came up with the idea to approach professors about working on informational displays. I was so humbled that several professors offered their time and talents to help make this show a success!” Dr. Paul Yeary of the science department is the set designer of the production while Mrs. Denise Jacobs and Dr. Lenore Pollard of the business department are working with their students to create informational displays about the history of the U.S. Radium Corporation. In addition, art professor Mr. Michael Ware is creating a custom piece of pottery to be raffled off at the show to support the Theatre Department and Alpha Psi Omega in their future projects.
The performing arts have played a crucial role throughout ALC’s history. From the Caney Crusaders to the ALC Theatre Program, the College has encouraged critical thinking through speeches and performances. With the production of Radium Girls, Division Head of the Humanities and Social Science Dr. Charles Mullins states, “This is true Liberal Arts education with a focus on cross-disciplinary learning.”
The play is set to run from April 7-9.