These Shining Lives
By Melanie Marnich
Directed by Jennifer Hunter

"These Shining Lives" revolves around the real-life circumstances of women in the 1920s who worked in a watch factory painting watch faces with glowing radium-rich paint. While the characters and company in "These Shining Lives" are fictitious, the story of the Radium Girls and the toxic and deadly levels of radium poisoning of over 4,000 factory workers is true. The real-life Radium Girls took their company to court and achieved a long-lasting victory over corporations with poor workplace conditions and worker’s compensation that is still in effect today.

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On-Sale Dates
Monday, August 8 at 9am | Cast, Crew, and Groups of 10 or more people
If you are purchasing Group tickets of 10 or more, and need a combination of Adult, Student, and Senior tickets, please call the Ticket Office to purchase your tickets.


Tuesday, August 9 at 9am | UNW Community Members (Alumni, Faculty, Staff and UNW Students)
Tickets can be reserved online with a promotional code. Please call the Ticket Office to obtain the code.

Wednesday, August 10 at 9am | General Public
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Ticket Office at 651-631-5151 between 9am and 2pm.


Performance Dates
Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 pm
Friday, September 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 3 at 2:30 pm and 7:30pm 
Tuesday, September 6 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, September 7 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 pm
Friday, September 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 10 at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance start time.

Reserved Seating Ticket Prices
Adult | $18
Student (college age or younger)* | $15 
Senior (65+) | $15
Adult Group (10 or more)** | $15
Student/Senior Group (10 or more)** | $12


*Performance is recommended for ages 12 and up. Children 3 years of age and younger will not be admitted.
**If you are purchasing group tickets of 10 or more and need a combination of Adult, Student, and Senior tickets, please call the Ticket Office to purchase your tickets.


UNW Students, UNW Alumni, and UNW Faculty & Staff please contact the Ticket Office (651-631-5151 or ticketoffice@unwsp.edu) for special UNW Community pricing.

Refund Policy
Refunds and exchanges are available up to one week prior to the performance. Refunds are not available the week of the performance.

Venue Location
Patsy Miller Studio | Totino Fine Arts Center
University of Northwestern - St. Paul
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55113


Patsy Miller Studio Seating Chart

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Ticket Office Contact Information
  • Call 651-631-5151 or 1-866-821-5151
  • Email ticketoffice@unwsp.edu
  • Ticket Office hours are 9am - 2pm. Beginning Monday, August 15, hours are 11am - 4pm.