By Brandon Vasquez
Productions at Timberline during the fall season are an annual event, rolling students into getting ready for the theatrical shows yet to come. With the new school year, the 2018-2019 theatre season will be kicked off with Radium Girls, a two-act play written by D.W. Gregory. Directed by Timberline’s drama teacher, Robin Tuckett, the show will showcase the story of factory girls who, in the 1920s, suffered after their time of working with the then-popular, luminous radium-painted hands of watches.
“The number one goal is to be true to the story,” said Tuckett. “I want to honor the playwright and I want to make sure the characters I select to portray the roles the playwright has created is as accurate and the story can be told as it was intended.”
Pertaining to the desired message that the cast and crew aim for with this show, “this is such a socially-conscious story that I want people to think [about] when they go and watch it,” said Tuckett. “I want the cast to come together and create an ensemble that gets people thinking because it is a story that we’re talking about [where someone] is responsible and how much money is worth someone’s physical pain.” Radium Girls will be shown for $6 & $8 in Timberline’s theater on Nov. 2-3 and 9-10. Matinée showings will be announced as the show dates approach.