NEW PLAY EXPLORES WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT

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NEW PLAY EXPLORES WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT

October 2 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

The Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance (VSCA) presents the inaugural production of The Suffragist Reenactment Society in ten venues across the state.

Evening performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Burlington on Saturday October 2 at Main Street Landing /Black Box, 60 Lake Street and in St. Albans on Friday October 8 at First Congregational Church, 27 Church Street.

A panel discussion, moderated by Mariah Riggs (director of Main Street Landing,) will follow the October 2 world premiere. Panelists include Jen Berger (artist/educator and creator/leader of At the Root and adjunct faculty at Champlain College and Community College of Vermont), Kathryn Dungy (History Department chair, St. Michael’s College), Selene Colburn (member, VT House of Representatives and faculty, UVM Theatre and Dance Department), and Mary Beth McNulty (playwright).

With a running time of approximately 60 minutes, the play is appropriate for ages 12 and up. While there is no admission charge, tickets are recommended. You can reserve tickets online at https://bit.ly/suffragistreenactment.

Covering the period 1848-1920, the play is a fast-paced journey through the history of how women fought for and won the right to vote in the United States. Vermont actors Kathryn Blume (Charlotte,) Sarah Mell (Winooski,) and Julia Sioss (Colchester) reenact the determination of suffragists from Susan B. Anthony to Ida B. Wells while addressing the complex interplay of race and gender in the suffrage movement and its continuing impact to this day. The Suffragist Reenactment Society is written by Mary Beth McNulty and directed by Laura Roald.

Patrons are required to wear face coverings while in the theater and show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

 

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Date:
October 2
Time:
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://bit.ly/suffragistreenactment
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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