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THESE SHINING LIVES at UC Santa Barbara

THESE SHINING LIVES

by Melanie Marnich

Dates: 11/9/12 – 11/17/12
Location: Performing Arts Theater, UCSB campus
Cost: $13/Student, Seniors, UCSB Faculty, Staff & Alumni; $17/General Admission
Contact: emills@theaterdance.ucsb.edu

Directed by Tom Whitaker

Friday, November 9 | 8pm — Opening Night!
Saturday, November 10 | 2pm
Saturday, November 10 | 8pm
Sunday, November 11 | 2pm

Tuesday, November 13 | 8pm
Wednesday, November 14 | 8pm
Thursday, November 15 | 8pm
Friday, November 16 | 8pm
Saturday, November 17 | 2pm
Saturday, November 17 | 8pm

Performing Arts Theater (no late seating), UCSB campus

These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich chronicles the strength and determination of a group of early 20th century women workers, considered expendable in their day, to explore their story’s continued resonance. In the 1920s and early 1930s it was radium poisoning which affected women specifically recruited by employers because of their precision to paint radium on the dials of clocks. These painters were especially susceptible to radium poisoning because they used their tongues to make the point on the paint brushes which were dipped in radium. These Shining Lives, a work of creative nonfiction inspired by real people and actual events, is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as the women refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.

The Performing Arts Theater is an intimate venue, please get your tickets well in advance as seating is very limited.

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