These Shining Lives

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Thursday – Sunday, March 26 – 29
These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, directed by Nyalls Hartman
Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC’s Department of Theatre presents These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, directed by Nyalls Hartman.

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.

Thursday, March 26 | 8 pm
Friday, March 27 | 8 pm
Saturday, March 28 | 2 pm*
Saturday, March 28 | 8 pm
Sunday, March 29 | 2 pm*
*For the 2 pm matinee performances, complimentary tickets available for UMBC students. Students may pick up their tickets from the Theatre Department Office Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m, or at the box office beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the matinee. Limit one ticket per student.

$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Purchase no-fee tickets at

Guests must present tickets to the box office at least ten minutes prior to the performance; seats that remain unclaimed at this time will be released for resale. There is no late seating for performances in the Black Box Theatre.

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