SHINING LIVES – 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077, (847) 673-6300, www.northlight.org
Shining Lives – It’s 1922 and the young women of Chicago’s Radium Dial Company are living a dream – earning good wages and beaming with new-found independence. After years of hand painting watch dials, the so-called “harmless” radium leads to devastating results. Four courageous women upend their lives with a determination to change the future in this compelling new musical, the transcendent tale of heroic lives that glowed with promise.
Q-Tips say: Enjoyed it – see it. Mrs. Q wondered how they were going to do this play as a musical. They were very successful. The entire cast was very talented. The women had outstanding voices and acting abilities. Women’s libbers way before its time. Loved the final tribute to the courageous real women in this true story.