These

Shining

Lives

by Melanie Marnich
Spring 2014

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These Shining Lives
The University of Maryland Baltimore County

An emotionally-gripping story of survival, These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of the women who worked at the Radium Dial Clock Company in Ottawa, Illinois during the 1920s and 1930s. Based on true events, the play dramatizes Catherine Donahue’s race against time and the bittersweet triumph of the women of Radium Dial as they stand up against oppression and injustice to hold the famous clock maker accountable for its negligence involving radium poisoning. Touching, wistful, and beautifully tragic, These Shining Lives turns back the hands of time and reminds us today that we must remain ever-vigilant in the fight against injustice to protect our own lives and the lives of those we love.

Set Design by Michelle Bisbee
Sound & Lighting Design by Adam Mendelson
Costume Design by Eric Abele
Projection Design by Adam Mendelson
Props by Michelle Bisbee

Acting Directing Educator, Stage Director, Theatre Director, Meisner Technique, Theatre Professor, SDC Director,