These Shining Lives

by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Anne McEvoy

March 11 – April 3, 2022 

These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.
Our Cast:
Sarah Blubaugh as Catherine Donohue
Eliza Rodriguez as Frances O’Connoll/Reporter #2/Official
Tiffany Trapnell as Charlotte Purcell/Reporter #1
Emmy Cohen as Pearl Payne/Daughter/Judge #2
Keith Myers as Tom Donohue/Dr. Rowntree/Dr. Dalitsch
Chris Ross as Mr. Rufus Reed/Radio Announcer/Company Doctor/Son/Judge/Leonard Grossman

photos by Terry Schordock

Read the review by Mark Horning – Clague Playhouse production of ‘These Shining Lives’ illuminates