DCRT and National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Present THESE SHINING LIVES on 5/23
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will partner with Duke City Repertory Theatre for a very special performance and discussion of the play These Shining Lives, taking place at the Museum on Friday, May 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m., providing patrons with an opportunity to mingle with the cast and members of DCRT before the performance begins at 7 p.m., and there will be time directly after the show for guests to engage with the cast in a Q&A session about the production.
In what is sure to be one of the Museum's most memorable collaborations, guests will enjoy an inspiring theatrical performance of determination, strength and justice while surrounded by the artifacts and pieces of history on which this story focuses. The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will temporarily transform into a playhouse, where DCRT will provide the audience with smart, accessible and compelling theatre they may not have had the opportunity to experience otherwise.
"The mission of our Museum is to serve as America's resource for nuclear history and science," said Jim Walther, Museum Director. "This unique partnership came together naturally, as the play is sure to provide a profound experience to all who attend, while also bringing attention to a very relevant time in our history."
These Shining Lives follows Catherine Donahue and her friends, where their job at the Radium Dial Factory in 1920s Chicago felt liberating and revolutionary. But when these women began to fall ill from the poisonous radium in the watches they painted, they found themselves swept up in a much larger revolution-one that changed American history forever. Their story reminds us that true survival not only transcends the physical world, but lives on in the timeless legacy of a handful of brave, determined women who wouldn't go down without a fight.
For more information regarding the special performance of These Shining Lives, taking place at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, please visit nuclearmuseum.org. Tickets may be purchased in advance at dukecityrep.com; $25 for adults and $17 for youth, military, and seniors.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is located at 601 Eubank SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the entrance to the Sandia Science & Technology Park. The Museum is a not-for-profit organization. It was chartered by Congress in 1991 to serve as a repository and steward of nuclear-related historical items and is a nationally accredited, Smithsonian affiliate. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 361 days a year. The Museum's website is www.nuclearmuseum.org and the phone number is 505-245-2137.
Duke City Repertory Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre company that seeks to serve the audience and provide top-notch, bold theatre that inspires and transforms. They have been voted "Best Theatre" in the city by Albuquerque the Magazine for three three years in a row (2011-2013).