Introducing the 2022 Fall Play: Radium Girls!


Jacqueline Ramirez

Performers in their last rehearsal at the Godinez theater for the fall play. Photo taken on October 18, 2022.

Jacqueline Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief

Do you know a great way to start celebrating the spooky season? With the upcoming Godinez Fundamental High School’s fall play of course! 

A historical drama based on a true story about factory workers, mostly teenage girls, from the 1920s who used radioactive paint on the dials of watches to support soldiers in WWI. Though considered harmless at first, the company kept quiet about the true dangers and the main character, Grace, sues the company for justice. 

It touches on themes of workers’ and women’s rights, and workers vs. corporations.

There have been many ups and downs throughout the journey of the show. 

From trying to fit a longer, fast-paced story in two hours of rehearsal after school to the male actors having to play multiple roles. 

Stage Manager Frances Peunuri shares the most challenging aspect of producing the show. 

“It’s making sure everyone is there on time and prepared,” Peunuri said. 

Drama director Richard Marting is excited for the performers this year. 

“The best part of rehearsal is seeing the kids take on these challenges and be so successful. The show looks amazing… and the characters the kids are creating are wonderful to watch,” Marting said. 

He also adds that he wishes for students to watch and support the entire show. 

Performer Jessica Alonzo reflects back on rehearsals. 

“Being around my friends is my favorite part,” said Alonzo. 

The play, “Radium Girls”, will be hosted at the Godinez theater Oct. 20-21 Thursday to Friday. One performance at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday. The following day (Friday), there will be two performances at 3:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $5 during the initial pre-sale and will be $7 at the door.

The entire cast and crew welcome everyone to come see the performance.