Play Shines Light on Battle for Worker SafetyFriday, November 2, 2012
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)An “inspirational story of survival and the fight to prevent other workers from being endangered,” These Shining Lives is being performed at the Silver Spring Stage through November 17. The one-act play is about the women who painted radium on watch faces in an Illinois factory in the late 1920's, the discovery that their work was making them sick and their subsequent legal battle. “Humanistic glow… clockwork precision… an initially comic and ultimately tragic look at how individual women find employment within a system more concerned with profit than safety” (Variety). Fridays/Saturdays at 8P; Sundays (11/4 and 11/11) at 2P; click here for tickets.