One Book 2020: Asolo Play Readers present "The Radium Girls" (On Demand)

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Adults , Seniors

Program Description


As part of the 2020 One Book One Community program featuring “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore,  enjoy this theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.
Kate Moore’s riveting true story of America’s “shining girls”, tells the story of young women employed as dial painters in the 1920s using the new miracle substance, “Radium”.  As they painted radium dials, they believed what they were told; that radium was like a “mythological super being” and a boon to all humanity.  Soon, they were plagued with horrific and deadly cancers.  Read how they fought the employers’ dastardly and immoral cover-up. The Radium Girls “Illuminates the courage and tenacity of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back led to life-changing regulation, advanced nuclear research, and ultimately saved thousands of lives.”
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