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Workers' Memorial Theater Project 2015: These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:30pm EST - Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Online sale ends: 04/19/15 at 6:30pm EST
Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton
3 1/2 East Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
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The Workers’ Memorial Theater Project 2015

In honor of Workers’ Memorial Day an international day of remembrance of those who lost life and limb in the workplace or from workplace exposures, commemorated on April 28th each year — the Grasse River Players and the Occupational Health Clinical Center present:

· Four performances of These Shining Lives (April 22, 23, 24, & 25)

· 36-page historical and educational booklet

· Displays about workers’ health and safety

· Post-show discussions


A Powerful Tribute

These Shining Lives, by Melanie Marnich tells the story of the “Radium Girls”, young women, in the 1920’s and 30’s, who earned a living by painting watch and clock faces with radium-infused paint, in order to make the time pieces glow in the dark.  Nobody questioned the safety of radium in 1922, when the US Radium Corporation started making watches in Ottawa, Illinois, as radium was thought to be a cure-all. Once the connection between the radium in the paint and the debilitating and disfiguring illnesses that took the lives of so many women could not be denied, some of the girls sued the companies responsible.  The true story of these young female workers who tried, as they were dying, to have their voices heard over the voices of corporate power is a powerful tribute to their courage.  The plight of the Radium Girls became an impetus for tighter occupational health and safety laws nationwide. 

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Presented By

7:30pm to 10:00pm
Doors open at 7:30pm

Adult - Wednesday, April 22: $10.00
Adult - Thursday, April 23: $10.00
Adult - Friday, April 24: $10.00
Adult - Saturday, April 25: $10.00
Student - Wednesday, April 22: $5.00
Student - Thursday, April 23: $5.00
Student - Friday, April 24: $5.00
Student - Saturday, April 25: $5.00

All Ages

Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton<br> 3 1/2 East Main Street<br> Canton, 13617


315 744-0651