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Latest Performance: Radium Girls

In 1926, radium seemed to be a miracle cure, and end-all that could do anything and everything. Tasked with using this radium were countless female factory workers who painted watch faces with radium to make them glow in the dark to help the war effort. As the victims started to decay, one by one, radium did not seem much like a miracle anymore. OKP’s performance of Radium Girls will tell the tragic story of the female factory workers who unknowingly radiation poisoned themselves by painting watch faces with glow in the dark paint made from radium, and the court case that ensued.

This production was performed March 2, and March 3, 2023 at Ellington High School and then will be a part of the Connecticut Drama Festival.

OKP did an outstanding job at CDA!

Awards given to the OKP at the 2023 Connecticut Drama Festival held on Saturday March 4th at Platt High School in Meriden, CT:

Outstanding Costumes

Outstanding Lights

Outstanding Movement

Outstanding Make Up

Outstanding Characterization

Outstanding Properties

Technical Design Award- Rhi Bauman for costumes

Special Adjudicator Award – Fiona Armstrong Dramaturgy.

Honorable Mention in Acting – Rylan Fischer

All Connecticut Cast – Jack Sprague

Outstanding Actor – Molly Deptula and William Naraghi

Outstanding Production – Ellington High School – Radium Girls.

Future Performances

The play that goes wrong

May 5th, 6th & 7th, 2023

OKP’s final performances of the year will be of The Play That Goes Wrong, where a group of misguided misfits must work their way to performing The Murder at Haversham Manor.

“ ‘Break a leg!’ takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, a ruffled detective, and a word-mangling butler (among others) must battle against technical gaffes, forgotten lines, and sabotaging scenery in a quest to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, all mayhem, this 1920s whodunit is disastrously delightful.”

The Play that Goes Wrong Playbill Page 



Help Out OKP!

OKP could use your help to keep excellent theatre alive in Ellington. We would like more parent help to assist with the production of our performances. If you do not have time to help us out yourself, you can also donate directly to us.

Learn From our best

Visit our Thespian Page to see who has become a thespian and what they have done for OKP. Thespians are dedicated members of OKP who have contributed over 200 hours of work. 

See our student leaders

At the end of the school year, a person or a pair (depending on the position) is elected to do a specific job for OKP for the benefit of the club as a whole. Learn about which student leaders have been elected and what they do.

Come To Us

Gordon C. Getchell Auditorium, 37 Maple Street, Ellington High School, Ellington, CT, 06029.

Email Us

William Prenetta

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Nicole Willis

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Braeden Lagasse

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Sawyer Brown

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Radium Girls Cast List

Grace Fryer: Molly Deptula
Kathryn Schaub:  Ashlyn Kindall
Irene Rudolph: Fiona Armstrong
Mrs. Roeder/Sob Sister: Mo Veach
Mrs. Fryer/Widow: Emma Van Tasel
Harriet/Mrs. McNeil: Emma Ferraro
Kathryn Wiley/Photographer: Sam Beaulieu
Clerk/Customer:  Nora Borst
Amelia Maggia: Amelia Crocker
Arthur Roeder: Will Naraghi
Charlie Lee/Frederick Flinn: Jason Gentile
Dan Lehman/Venecine Salesman: Ben Montanari
Edward Markley/Dr. Knef:  Rylan Fischer
Von Sochocky/Store Owner:  Will Stocker   
Raymond Berry/Lovesick Cowboy: Jake Kindall
Tom Kreider/Reporter: Jack Sprague
Dr. Harrison Martland/Court: Mason Mongeau

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