These Shining Lives
Care, Cure, Corruption Series
These Shining Lives
By Melanie Marnich
Sarah Butts, Director
November 21 – December 6, 2015
Little Theatre | Please note, sales at Little Theatre are CASH ONLY starting 1 hour before curtain.
These Shining Lives takes as a lens the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine Donohue and her friends have loving families and good jobs painting glow-in-the-dark watch faces at Chicago’s Radium Dial Company, and the 1920s seem full of promise. The war is over, the economy booming, and Catherine bobs her hair and treats the girls to banana splits to celebrate their new prosperity. The tragedy comes when Catherine and her colleagues begin falling ill, one by one, with mystifying ailments. When the cause of their symptoms finally becomes clear, Catherine and her friends must find a way to deal with their own inconvenient truth: that the job they love has betrayed them. This is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as these women refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits or endanger the lives of those who come after them.
Evenings: Nov, 21 & Dec. 3, 4, 5 8:00 pm
Evening: Dec. 2 7:30 pm
Matinees: Nov. 22* & Dec. 5, 6 2:00 pm
*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.
Tickets (Please note, sales at Little Theatre are CASH ONLY starting 1 hour before curtain):
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11
Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)
READ THE PRESS RELEASE
Listen to Ashton Marcus' (AMB Theatre and The Orange Curtain Review) in-depth interview with the creative team and cast of These Shining Lives including director Sarah Butts; Drama Chair Dr. Daniel Gary Busby; and actors Kelsey Jenison, Blake Morris, Kevin Shewey, and Madison Scott.
READ HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT A DRAMATURG DOES FOR THE THEATRE? (Article includes the Dramaturg notes for THESE SHINING LIVES from Wind Dell Woods.)
Prodcution photos from THESE SHINING LIVES by Paul R. Kennedy