Spring Play: “The Actor’s Nightmare” and “Radium Girls”

Alice Wanamaker, Journalist

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This spring, the EHS Drama club will be putting on two one-act plays: “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang, and “Radium Girls” by D.W. Gregory.

“The Actor’s Nightmare” tells the story of George Spelvin, an accountant who finds himself backstage immediately before a play starts. The actors in the play believe him to be an understudy, and drag him onstage to perform, where chaos ensues.

“Radium Girls” is based on real events in the 1920s. Radium was once thought of as a safe, miracle element, and was used for many purposes-from medicines to glow-in-the-dark watches. But when the girls who paint those watches begin to fall ill, the directors of the company refuse to believe that this wonder material could be the cause. The play follows Grace Fryer, who gets sick after working as a watch painter, and her legal battle to get compensated for her injuries.

The plays will be performed on the following days:

Thursday, March 22nd at 6PM

Friday, March 23rd at 7PM

Saturday, March 24th at 7PM

Sunday, March 25th at 2PM