Eldorado Town - The Port Hope Play by Charles Hayter
From the radium craze of the 1930s to the beginnings of the Cold War, Eldorado Town - The Port Hope Play examines how a small Ontario town played a significant role in ending WW II and in the coming of the nuclear age. The play, set between 1930 and 1946, tell the story of refining radium and uranium in Port Hope from the viewpoint of Eldorado Gold Mines Limited's owners, workers, town residents and the idealistic French chemist, Marcel Pochon, a protege of Marie Curie, who oversaw the refining and promoted the healing powers of radium. "***" - Paula Citron, Globe and Mail
Year Printed: 2011
First Produced: 2010 at 4th Line Theatre, Millbrook, ON.
Running TIme: 120 minutes
Male Cast: 11
Female Cast: 8