Connor Grayson performs in UW-Whitewater production of “Radium Girls”

“Radium Girls,” a production that tells the true story of the young women who worked at the United States Radium Factory at the height of World War I, came to the stage at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Connor Grayson, a senior theater major from Silver Lake, performed as Reporter.

This production followed the factory girls hired to work at the United States Radium Factory in Orange, New Jersey, at the height of World War I. The women were hired to paint soldiers’ watches with glow-in-the-dark, radium-based paint. Soon enough, the girls become sick and people called for justice.

“It’s a relatively new play presented in the style of Living Newspaper, a style of theater that is presented in the way a newspaper would be,” said director Jim Butchart, professor of theater and dance.


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  1. Dakotah And Noah says:

    Connar is an exceptional young man

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