In 1917, as a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint. They were the radium girls. As the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. The very thing that had made them feel alive was in fact killing them.
"While this is a story that needed to be told…"
This yuletide celebration includes: The Nativity, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" by Clement Moore, "The Birds' Christmas Carol" by Kate Wiggin, "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, "Christmas Everywhere" by Phillips Brooks, and excerpts from: A Christmas Carol and The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens,The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale, The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy, Bracebridge Hall by Washington Irving, and The Wonder Clock by Howard Pyle.