‘These Shining Lives’ coming to the Marion Art Center

Aug 24, 2023

MARION —  The Marion Art Center presents “These Shining Lives,” written by Melanie Marnich and directed by Pippa Asker.

Performance dates are Oct. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, and 28. Friday and Saturday shows will start at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees will begin at 2 p.m.

The cast includes Kiah Allaire, Oliver Asker, Ron Biever, Jack Boesen, Ann-Marie Foley, Allie Goodman, Bethany Lamoureux, Tristan McCann, and Gary Sousa. Suzie Kokkins is stage manager, with Steven McManus and Owen Osterday as sound/lighting technicians.

“These Shining Lives” chronicles the strength and determination of four women considered expendable in their day. The beauty of Catherine and her friends’ relationship with one another and with those they love, 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.

Tickets are $20 for Marion Art Center members and $23 for nonmembers and can be purchased online at marionartcenter.org/events. The Marion Art Center is also a participant in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program, in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming.

Learn more about the Marion Art Center’s free or low cost ticket offerings at marionartcenter.org/about.