The Pioneer Performance Series the centerpiece of the Performing Arts Office's spring semester programming, bringing faculty, students and staff together through theater to set the stage for meaningful community dialogue. This can mean tackling difficult and relevant topics, exploring new, innovative or groundbreaking works, working with established and emerging local playwrights, directors and designers, and developing ancillary programming to deepen the experience of the creating and/or viewing the production.

Past productions have included The Laramie Project, Songs for a New World, the Vagina Monologues, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Painted Alice, Urinetown: The Musical, The Exonerated, Reefer Madness: The Musical, Epic Proportions, and Bare: A Pop Opera.

This year's production will be Radium Girls. It tells the true story of female factory workers poisoned by radiation at work and their ensuing landmark court case. It will take place on February 20, 21 and 22. On Friday February 2, there will be talk-back immediately following the show. Get your free tickets at the Hub. 

But that doesn't happen anymore - right? Come join our discussion with Professor Patricia Reeve from the history department about the labor movement and connecting Radium Girls to today! Come join us on Tuesday February 25 from 3-4pm in the Munce conference room in Archer.