Nipomo High School drama opens its season with Radium Girls, a fast-moving theatrical ensemble piece inspired by a true story.
In 1926 radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage. But the women who painted those watches started to get sick from a mysterious illness. The play pits Grace Fryer, a dial painter, against her former employer, Arthur Roeder, who can't bring himself to believe that an element with the ability to shrink tumors is the same thing making his employees sick.
The play hits Nipomo High School's Olympic Hall on Oct. 20, 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 general admission, $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available
at the door.