"This isn't a fairy tale, though it starts like one. It's not a tragedy, though it ends like one."
These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich is based on the true story of the “Radium Girls” in 1920s and '30s Ottawa, Illinois.
The Radium Dial Company has hired thousands of women to hand paint watch and clock faces. They use a luminescent paint made partially from radium, which is being hailed for its amazing healing properties. The women aren’t told about the dangers. More than just casualties, Catherine Wolfe Donohue and her friends fight fiercely to hold the Radium Dial Company accountable for its negligence. For more information, visit threecrowstheatre.com
Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can at threecrowstheatre.com
Performances: September 13th-30th
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm
Run Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission
Where: Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Parking lot and street parking available. Train: Noyes Purple Line