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These Shining Lives
will be performed at Price Theatre on
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.
This play is based on the true story of young women who worked for the Radium Dial Company in Illinois in the 1920s, contracted radium poisoning as a result of following their employers’ instructions, and had to fight to receive compensation for their illness.
The library has the script of the play (call number PS 3613 .A767 T44 2010, though as of November 1st it’s missing from the shelf). If you want to read other short plays by Melanie Marnich, we have the following:
You’ll find articles about and reviews of the play in GALILEO, for example:
You’ll also find interviews with Marnich about the play. Here are two:
If you want to read about the historical background, the Lewis Library has some e-books:
Again, you’ll find articles in GALILEO, including:
Use the Atlanta Constitution 1868-1984 database for newspaper articles from the time, such as these from February 1938 and April 1938 mentioning Catherine Donohue, one of the characters in the play (scroll down for the paragraph on Donohue in the second article).