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Eagan High School Spring Play 2021

"These Shining Lives" by Melanie Marnich

Directed by Nancy Owzarek
These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich follows the compelling stories of the “Radium Girls,” young women in the 1920’s and ‘30’s who painted the faces of luminous watches and clocks with radioactive paint. Set in Chicago and Ottawa, IL, home of the Radium Dial Company, the play deals with the true story of Catherine Donohue, who begins working at the factory with the excitement of a newly liberated woman entering the workforce in 1922.  
It then follows her life through her cancer diagnosis and the litigation she pursued against  Radium Dial into the late 1930s. This transcendent story interweaves aspects of labor law, social and women’s history, and the personal details of the “Radium Girls’” lives.
Netflix: 2020 movie - Radium Girls This is a different fictional story from the play based on historical facts. It is very well done. 


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