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Three Shining Lives


September 22, 2021

Winneshiek Playhouse, the area’s longest running, all volunteer amateur theater, will be presenting: These Shining Lives on September 24th, September 25th, and October 1st at 7:30 p.m. and October 2nd at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

These Shining Lives, a play by Melanie Marnich, revolves around the real-life circumstances of women in the 1920s who worked in Ottawa, IL, at a factory painting watch faces with glowing radium-rich paint. While the characters and company in These Shining Lives are fictitious, the story of the Radium Girls and the toxic, deadly levels of radium poisoning of over...

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