These Shining Lives – Written by Melanie Marnich  Directed by Mary Ann Rodgers  – March 8 – March 31, 2019

In the 1920’s the Radium Dial Company of Ottawa, Illinois employs young women to paint watch dials, with the potential of earning $8 a week – a sum that can make a difference to a young family in difficult times.  This is the story of four young women who discover that they’re braver, stronger and more extraordinary than they could have imagined. 

  • Pay What You Will Preview – March 7 at 7:30 pm
  • Opening Night Pre-Show Subscriber Reception – Friday March 8 at 6:30 pm 
  • Buzz at the Barn – Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 PM pre-show (sparkling wine and snacks with ticket) 
  • Talkbacks – Sunday March 17 and 24 – discuss the show with Director and Cast following the matinee
  • Show Times:  Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, Sundays at 2:00PM



A Theatre Bay Area Awards Recommended Production!


Jessica Dahlgren – Catherine
Jazmine Pierce – Frances, Reporter 2, An Official 
Sarah Williams – Charlotte, Reporter 1
Carly Van Liere – Pearl, Judge 2
Frankie Stornaiuolo – Tom Donahue, Dr. Rowntree, Dr. Dalitshe
Malcolm B. Rodgers – Mr. Reed, Company Doctor, Judge, Leornard Grossman
Lucien Crane – Son Voice
Sybella Crane – Daughter Voice


Mary Ann Rodgers – Director
Madge Grahn – Stage Manager
Maureen O’Donoghue – Production Manager
Malcolm B. Rodgers – Set Designer
Tina Johnson – Lighting Design
Tom O’Brien – Properties Designer
Billie Cox – Lighting Design & Projection
Michael Berg – Costume Designer
Richard Squeri – Intimacy Coach
Halina – Board Operator
Eleanor Prugh – Volunteer Coordinator
Karin Conn – Public Relations
Gregg Le Blanc – Photography
Mark Shepard – Graphic Design
Suzie Hughes – Program Consultant

Photos by Gregg Le Blanc | –

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