These Shining Lives
by Melanie Marnich
Director – Sarah Wright
Mar. 11-26, 2022
(Drama; Ages 13+)

Chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them. “[Marnich] has an ear for warm, natural dialogue that eschews snarky quips and truisms…the play’s linguistic honesty satisfies.” -Time Out Chicago. Digital program for “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich: