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These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich

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Presented by Purdue University Department of Theatre at Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Pao Hall, IN

Sep 20 - 29 2019
These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich

“…a story of survival in its most transcendent sense.” – Dramatists Play Service

Based on the true story of women who worked in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois in the 1920s, this lyrical drama centers around Catherine Donahue and her coworkers and friends. The women find new financial independence in a “lip, dip, and paint routine”: using a glowing radium compound to make hour markings on watch faces. Their vision of freedom is shattered when the women fall ill to mysterious ailments caused by the radioactive paint. Though fatally ill, the women form a class-action

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PRICING
Adult $19.50/Senior $15.50/Student $12.50
Assigned seating
Available in advance or at the door (dependent on ticket availability)

GROUP TICKETS
Special pricing for groups of 8 or above is available. Please contact a box office representative by phone or in person to arrange your group’s visit.

EXCHANGES
We are unable to refund ticket purchases, however if you are unable to make it to your scheduled performance, you may exchange your tickets for another show date. This exchange must be completed 24 hours prior to the show time of your original tickets.

Contact: 765-494-3933

Email: theatre@purdue.edu

LOCATION

Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Pao Hall

552 W. Wood St., West Lafayette, IN

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ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

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