These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich

These Shining Lives - Three Crows

"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

Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can at

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



Sep 13 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 14 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 15 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 16 2018 - 2:30pm
Sep 20 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 21 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 22 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 23 2018 - 2:30pm
Sep 27 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 28 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 29 2018 - 7:30pm
Sep 30 2018 - 2:30pm