HHPA Returns to the Stage

By Wesley Jansen '21

Happy to be back in the Howard Theatre for their first production on stage in over a year, Heritage Hall Upper School drama students delivered a moving experience in Radium Girls on March 6 and 7. Portraying the true story of multiple young female painters in the 1920s who are mysteriously poisoned while working in a watch factory, the harrowing and inspiring tale follows the girls search for the origin of their illness and justice.

Led by senior Gigi Spicer as the story’s heroine, Grace Fryer, the all-star cast included seniors Henry Evans, Eli Siatkowski, Andrew Smith, Jacob Townsend, and Dylan Welch; juniors Jacob Dever, Zac Krablin, and Molly Norton; sophomores Maddie McKone and Mary Rocco Phillips; and freshmen Natalie Beams, Katelyn Bisbee, Sam Fowler, Emily Jiles, Piper Krishnan, Holden Williams, and Charlie Zeigler. 

Following the final curtain call, Assistant Director of Performing Arts Tiffany Hopper-Danz praised these talented performers for bringing life to an incredible story and script. "Radium Girls sends a powerful message of resilience and justice, which seems fitting during a time when the bombardment of information from all directions often makes it challenging to distinguish fact from fiction. Having the opportunity to direct this play with this hard working group of actors was an absolute privilege. I'm overjoyed that we were able to safely share their talents with our community.”

Charger audiences left wanting more are in luck as the Upper School’s production of Spelling Bee is set to open later this month. 
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