Ross Valley Players
These Shining Lives
By Melanie Marnich
Directed by Mary Ann Rodgers
March 8 –31, 2019
Thursdays (7:30pm), Fridays & Saturdays (8pm)
and Sundays (2pm)
Ross Valley Players: Barn Theatre
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA 94957.
Based on a true story about working class women and their families, most of them children of immigrants, who were pursuing the American Dream -- and of a system that thought them disposable.
In the 1920’s the Radium Dial Company of Ottawa, Illinois employs young women to paint watch dials, with the potential of earning $8 a week – a sum that can make a difference to a young family in difficult times. This is the story of four young women who discover that they’re braver, stronger and more extraordinary than they could have imagined.
The Cast: (all but Catherine play multiple roles)
Catherine Donohue: Jessica Dahlgren
Frances: Jazmine Pierce
Charlotte: Sarah Williams
Pearl: Carly Van Liere
Tom Donohue: Frankie Stornaiuolo
Friday, March 8 - Opening Night and Season Subscriber’s Reception. 6:30pm pre-show cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and wine. Q&A with director.
Saturday, March 9 - Buzz At The Barn - 7:00pm pre-show cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and wine.
Talkbacks: Sunday, March 17 & March 24 – Discuss the show with the director and actors immediately following the matinee performance.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: $27 GA ($15 for under the age of 25).
Thursdays: $22 GA ($12 for under the age of 25).
Preview Night - Thursday, March 7 - $12 minimum donation suggested.