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Performed: 27-30 October 2016; Melanie Marnich's "These Shining Lives" chronicles the strength and determination of 1920s Chicago women. The play is a fictional story based on true events. The director was Lesley Gray Warren, stage manager was Cheyenne Oliver, lighting designer was Keera Mitchell, scene designer was Jason St. John, costume designer/make-up was Meg McCrina, technical director was Nick Hoenshell, props mistress was Marcy Hester, dramaturg was Hailey Quick, producer/sound designer was Randy Blades, assistant director was Peyton Hudson, assistant stage manager was Jessika Holmes, and assistant technical director was Cody Harrell. This item is contained within the Theatre & Film Production Archive.


This performance was held in the Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center Theatre.


  • Savannah Jones -- Catherine Donohue
  • Allison Lawley -- Frances/Reporter 2
  • Alexis Robinson -- Pearl/Judge
  • Ebony Antoine -- Charlotte/Reporter 1
  • Dakota Yarbrough -- Tom Donohue
  • Aaron Williams -- Mr. Reed/Dr. Dalitsch
  • Champ Bryant -- Grossman/Company Doctor


The original items are located in the Library’s Alabama Gallery Special Collections.


Jacksonville State University -- History, College and school drama, Theater programs


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These Shining Lives (2016) | Program