These Shining Lives
By Melanie Marnich
Matinée 19 January at 2.30pm
Set in 1920s Illinois, Catherine Donohue is excited to get a job at
Radium Dial. The task is simple enough -
When their hands begin to glow too and their health deteriorates, they articulate their concerns but are subsequently ignored, shamed and eventually dismissed. Taking the company to court, Catherine’s empowering and heart-
Inspired by a true story, at times choral, at times docudrama in style, the camaraderie and spirit of the women shines with energy and verve.