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Tiffin University Presents These Shining Lives

Tiffin University presents its fall theatrical production, “These Shining Lives,” by Melanie Marnich, on October 21-23 in the Osceola Theatre in the Gillmor Student Center.

Set in the 1920s and 30s, the play details the real-life experiences of women who suffered work-related illness at the hands of their employer, the Radium Dial Company, based in Ottawa, Illinois. The story of the women’s employment, diagnosis and the subsequent court battle reveal deeper commentary about how we view history and individual struggle.

The production is directed by TU professor Seth K Lowery. “This story has a multifaceted message and has been great to dig into with the students,” said Lowery. “It is a great piece that has challenged us all to be more courageous and more mindful.”

There will be evening performances at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are free for TU students and $5 for the general admission. Tickets can be reserved and purchased at