(Hedy Weiss’s article appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, 5/17.)

“Shining Lives: A Musical,” the fervent yet poetic chamber work now receiving an aptly radiant world premiere at Northlight Theatre, is, above all, a story of courage and determination in the face of profound betrayal.

It is a true story — about a group of women who fall in love with their jobs, and the freedom those jobs provide — and about what happens when those women gradually come to realize that the very thing they have loved was, in fact, killing them.


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