These Shining Lives: Women Fight for Their Rights in a Dark Time
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The last date listed for These Shining Lives was Saturday June 22, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Starring Johnny Lee Davenport (The Fugitive), The Unbleached American is based on the true story of Ernest Hogan. Dubbed the "father of ragtime" and the first African-American to perform on Broadway, Hogan enjoyed legions of fans and considerable wealth in his life. However, he also wrote many songs considered offensive to his own race. As Hogan looks back on his career he struggles with both his mortality and the legacy he leaves behind. While this is mainly a historical drama, The Unbleached American still raises relevant questions about today's society and the way prejudices continue. Learn More
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Featured review from ellen gabriel
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I'd never been to the Stoneham Theater, so didn't know what level of experience we'd have. The play sounded interesting, if only from a historical viewpoint. What a surprise to find excellent acting and set design, a fascinating drama, a warm inviting theater space---and you can even bring the reasonably priced beverages into the show.
All in all, a delightful evening!
In the 1920s, The Radium Dial Corporation employed some 4,000 girls and produced watches with brightly lit dials. These were jobs for girls that had never worked before. They didn’t just make money; they made friends. But the radioactive paint they were using made them terribly ill. These Shining Lives tells the story of four women who rejoiced in their new-found camaraderie and found the courage for each other to stand up to the employers that endangered their lives.
About the Ticket Supplier: Stoneham TheatreStoneham Theatre seeks to engage the communities of the Metro North region in the exploration of their common human experience through the production of vital and affecting theatre by established and emerging playwrights, the offering of comprehensive youth education programs and ongoing community outreach initiatives.
Stoneham Theatre is a cultural gathering place dedicated to strengthening community through live theatre and education. Shared stories satisfy a vital human need for connection and link us to a broader world. We produce exceptional professional theatre that invites everyone, whether they have attended theatre in the past or not, to experience this connection in a welcoming, warm environment. In addition, we further the art of live theatre by dedicating a portion of our season to new or rarely performed work. Through our educational programs, we help young people achieve excellence in the performing arts and become engaged and active members of society.