New Mexico School for the Arts’ Theater Department will open its 2015 season with Radium Girls, by D. W. Gregory, directed by Joey Chavez and Deborah Potter.
Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls follows the popularity of radium as a medical and industrial product, used for a variety of purposes – from fighting tumors to providing luminous paint for wristwatch faces – until the workers painting them began to fall ill from a mysterious disease. Gregory’s play traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a wristwatch dial painter in the 1920s, as she fights for her day in court.
Shows are 7 p.m. Jan. 29, 30 and 31. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at nmschoolforthearts.org/tickets.
At 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, the Theater Department will present an encore performance of The Shakespeare Project, first performed in October 2014, as part of a Dessert Theater fundraiser for the Parent Association. The performance will be at NMSA’s Large Rehearsal Hall (the school is at 275 E. Alameda) with a raffle and silent auction. Keep your eyes open for more information about this evening of food, fun and entertainment.