Oceanside CA— MiraCosta College Theatre Department presents the drama, “These Shining Lives,” a true story written by Melanie Marnich. The play opens November 11 at the MiraCosta College Theatre, located, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Eric Bishop will direct.
The play centers on four women—they have good jobs painting glow-in-the-dark watch faces at Chicago’s Radium Dial Company, and the 1920s seem full of promise. The war is over, the economy booming, and the women celebrate their newly found prosperity. Tragedy comes when the women begin falling ill, one by one, with mystifying ailments. When the cause of their symptoms finally becomes clear, the women must find a way to deal with their own inconvenient truth: that the job they love has betrayed them.
“These Shining Lives is a beautifully written, thought-provoking and inspirational play that reminds us how the power of love, friendship and relationships can overcome the biggest obstacles life can throw at us. The women are an absolute inspiration,” said Bishop.
“I feel so fortunate to have such a stellar cast!” adds Bishop. “They genuinely love each other and their chemistry is so powerful, so palpable, so true that it just beams through their roles and relationships onstage.”
The cast features Shelby Caughron, Sawyer Henderson, Emily Neifert, and Brianna Russavage. Rounding out the cast are Aubree Bibbs, Maxwell Dannenberg, Josef Emmenegger, Dickson Janda, Shane Murphy, Ivan Quezada, Keana Renee, Stephanie Russo, Alex Smith, Hayden Sproul, Deanna Stokeo, Alex Tanner and Skyler Walsh.
Play dates are scheduled for November 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13, 19 and 20 at 2 p.m. General admission is $16; seniors/staff, $13; students, $11. A preview performance is scheduled for November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the preview performance are $11 for all seats. Children under the age of 5 are not admitted to the theatre.
Tickets are available online at www.miracosta.edu/buytix or by calling the MiraCosta College Box Office at 760.795.6815.