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 Make Up
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.
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.