Colonial Players’ These Shining Lives
This poetic play tells the true story of four young women workers in the Westclox Radium Dial Company in 1922, at the time when women had just won the right to vote — plus license to smoke and to work outside the home almost without scandal. The company employed 1000+ women for 11 years to paint radium powder on timepiece dials. In their work, the women develop both friendships and serious illnesses. The decisions they make resulted in a 1938 Supreme Court case that made companies responsible for worker safety. Playing thru May 31. ThFSa 8pm, Su 2pm at Colonial Players Theater, Annapolis; rsvp: $20 w/discounts; 410-268-7373; www.thecolonialplayers.org.