These Shining Lives

The EPHS Spring Showcase is “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich and directed by
Laurie Nebeker. Performances April 27, 28, & 29 all at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are on sale now at Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, $7 for adults, with general admission seating.

Based on the true story of the “radium girls,” These Shining Lives dramatizes the lives of young women who thought themselves lucky to be working in an Illinois factory in the 1920’s. They were skilled workers paid to hand paint clocks and watches—special dials that would glow in the dark thanks to the marvelous invention of radium paint. These dynamic women began their jobs with excitement. They made lists of “things that glow” and enjoyed having their own money in their pockets. But when the glow of the radium would not leave their bodies, they had to fight against the disease the radium caused and against the powerful company bosses who wanted to ignore the problem.

We hope to see you all glowing to be there!

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