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Welcome to the official website for Gonk Stage, the drama program at Algonquin Regional High School. This website will be updated with important information about upcoming Gonk Stage productions. We are so excited to be able to invite you back to live, inperson preformances!

Upcoming Shows

Radium Girls

March 3rd and 4th

7:00 p.m.

Radium Girls, by D.W. Gregory, tells the story of the women who worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in the 1920's. The workers of the factory were responsible for working with and handling radium as they painted radium-laced glow-in-the-dark paint on the dials of watches. The women were told that the radium was safe and, in order to paint the fine detail on the dials, they were instructed to point their brushes between their lips. As factory owners and scientists, familiar with the effects of radium, took precautions against harmful radiation, the women who worked for the company started to get ill and die.

The play focuses on Grace Fryer (a dial painter) and her efforts to take the U.S. Radium Corporation to court. The show is dramatic, but written with humor. It provokes thought and sheds light on matters of equity, commercialization of science, and trading human rights for financial profit.

radium girls poster

Previous Shows

Some of our previous shows are available on-demand on Youtube! Click the Watch Now button below to check them out!

Needs IMPROVment 2021

"Needs IMPROVment 2021" is coming to you online in mid May straight from the ARHS Black Box Theater. This showcases improv and original comedy sketches! The troupe includes 17 ARHS students! We hope you tune in and watch!

Click here to see the program!

improv cast picture

Is This Thing On?

A night of stand up comedy featuring more than 30 ARHS students performing the comedic works of Jerry Seinfeld with music by our very own all-star student band.

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Comedy Cast Picture

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