Our Current Production


These Shining Lives directed by Mallory Metoxen




"If one woman were to tell the truth about her life, the world would split open."

- Muriel Rukyser

In the 1920s, the world was changing for American women. They could vote, they could smoke, they could work. And when The Radium Dial Company moved to Ottawa, Illinois in 1922, the jobs they offered seemed like a dream come true. Based on true events, this is the story a remarkable group of women who fought back against a corporation that considered them expendable. Their fight still resonates today, in a world where profit, rather than human life, is often the priority.


Featuring: Libby Amato, Randall Anderson, Anna Figlesthaler, Linnea Koeppel, Philip Sletteland, and Jade Taylor

  • Thursday, July 9th: 7:30PM (Preview)
  • Friday, July 10th: 7:30PM (Opening)
  • Saturday, July 11th: 7:30PM
  • Sunday, July 12th: 2:00PM
  • Thursday, July 16th: 7:30PM
  • Friday, July 17th: 7:30PM
  • Saturday, July 18th: 7:30PM
  • Sunday, July 19th: 2:00PM

All performances at The Next Act Theatre Building, 255 S. Water St. 53204

Tickets: 414-278-0765 or nextact.org