Duke City Rep Stages THESE SHINING LIVES, Now thru 5/25
"It was the job of the century, the job of our dreams."
For Catherine Donahue and her friends, a job at the Radium Dial Factory in 1920s Chicago was the most liberating, revolutionary experience of their lives. 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.
Led by the defiant Catherine, these women stared an industrial Goliath in the face, and challenged the notion that human life is capitalism's greatest natural resource. These Shining Lives 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.
Directed by Dr. John Hardy (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Poe) and starring artistic director Amelia Ampuero (A Midsummer Night's Dream,Five Women Wearing the Same Dress) as Catherine, Duke City Rep's visionary and inspirational production tells this story in its purest form. The cast features company members Frank Taylor Green, Katie Becker Colón, and Ezra Colón, as well as the return of Evening Star Barron (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gaslight) and Wendy Scott (Ash Tree).
CURTAIN: Thurs-Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
OPENING NIGHT: Thurs, May 15, at 8:00 pm
VENUE: The Cell Theatre - 700 1st St. NW 87102
TICKET PRICES: Regular: $20; Senior/Student/Military: $12; Groups 8+: $10; Thurs. May 22: $10
For tickets, visit www.dukecityrep.com or call (505)797-7081 for more information.
***There will be a special performance at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on Friday, May 23 at 6 pm.
Duke City Repertory Theatre has not only been voted "Best Theatre" by Albuquerque the Magazine (2011-2013), but is partnering with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for an historic production not to be missed.