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The N.C. Women's Theatre Festival's production of These Shining Lives stars (from left) Dannibeth Farnum, Maggie Lea, Candace Hescock, and Lydia Nethercutt (photo by Proctor Photographics)

These Shining Lives Lit Up Carrboro’s ArtsCenter on July 27-29 and Aug. 2-5

Completing its two-week run last weekend, the North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives, directed by Jorie Slodki, was well worth seeing, hearing, and feeling. I used to begin my lectures on Romeo and Juliet something like this: “Part of the genius of Shakespeare’s play is in that, no matter… Read More ›

WTF’s Production of These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich Is a Great Show About Women Who Were Ahead of Their Time

The North Carolina Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of These Shining Lives, written by Melanie Marnich and directed by Jorie Slodki, exemplifies this year’s theme, which is “Women Are Heroes.” Indeed, they are. Even back in the 1920s, when a small group of women, gravely ill from the effects of hazardous working conditions, decided to fight… Read More ›