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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One of the most beloved children's books of all time makes its way to the stage of the Stoneham Theatre. A musical that took home three Tony Awards (including Best Book of a Musical) for its original Broadway run in 1991, The Secret Garden transports audiences to a lonely old house on a windswept moor, in which a grieving widower and his sickly son spend their days lonely, lost and haunted by the ghosts of departed loved ones. Enter Mary, a sour young orphan who's come there to live with her uncle. It isn't long before she discovers a locked garden that's been left to grow wild and uncared for -- much like Mary herself. Her subsequent quest to find the key and restore the garden uncovers startling secrets and a family tragedy. With the help of her new friend Dickon and her cousin Colin, Mary brings new life to the garden and to her grief-stricken uncle. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Color Purple and 'night, Mother) with music by Lucy Simon (Doctor Zhivago), this lush musical delivers a magical theatrical experience. Learn More
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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.