Friends University Theatre will present Radium Girls Jan. 24-26

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present the full-length drama Radium Girls 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24-25 and 2 p.m. Jan. 25-26.

Radium Girls is inspired by the true story of female dial painters who helped create luminous watches in the 1920s. The drama explores the mysterious illnesses they encountered following their exposure and their plight to have their cases heard in U.S. court. This insightful production is told in a cinematic fashion with a small mixed ensemble who play more than 30 roles.

Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a “wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth and the commercialization of science.”

The winter theatre production was written by D.W. Gregory and produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Co.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. Seating is limited. The performance will take place in the Cornerstone Studio Theater in the Riney Fine Arts building on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

Radium Girls