Delta Rae Giordano as Emmeline Pankhurst
Photo Credit: Scott Pakudaitis
It seems only fitting with elections just around the corner that Theatre Unbound's next production focuses on women's right to vote.
The Good Fight, a true story about the militant British women's suffrage movement, is written by company member Anne Bertram, author of Murderess and Frankenstein Incarnate: The Passions of Mary Shelley.
Why focus on British suffragists when there are so many inspiring stories about our own American foremothers crusading for the vote? The 'jujitsuffragettes' fought - literally, physically fought - for what they believed in. They formed a bodyguard of women trained in martial arts to protect the movement's leaders from being harmed. It's such an unexpected and exciting story of the strength of women working together.
Some women won't vote this year because... we have carpool duties, or... we have to get to work, or... our vote doesn't matter, or... it's raining. Let's stop making excuses. Let's remind one another that voting is a privilege that women were not afforded up until a very short time ago. This year let's all get out to the polls and fight the good fight!
The Good Fight
by Anne Bertram
Directed by Carolyn Levy
London, 1913. Militants in the women's suffrage movement have gone from breaking shop windows to bombing empty houses, but the government refuses to give women the vote. Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst is debilitated from prison hunger strikes and force feeding. If she dies, there will be public turmoil. Twenty-six-year-old organizer Grace Roe is tapped to take the movement's helm. After a demonstration ends in tragedy, Grace decides it's time to change the suffragette commitment to doing violence only to property, and not to people. She organizes a bodyguard of women and enlists jujitsu teacher Edith Garrud to train them in martial arts. When Mrs. Pankhurst recovers and starts giving public speeches again, it's the bodyguard against the bobbies!
Saturday, September 29 7:30pm Opening Night Gala
Sunday, September 30 2:00pm
Wednesday, October 3 7:30pm Free Wine Wednesday
Thursday, October 4 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Can
Friday, October 5 7:30pm Free Beer Friday
Saturday, October 6 7:30pm Pre-show Lecture/Discussion with Jacqueline deVries
Sunday, October 7 2:00pm
Wednesday, October 10 7:30pm Audio Described, Free Wine Wednesday
Thursday, October 11 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Can
Friday, October 12 7:30pm Free Beer Friday
Saturday, October 13 7:30pm
Sunday, October 14 2:00pm
Opening Night Performance & Gala Reception: $25
General Admission: $20
Discounts: Student/Senior/Fringe Button/Online $15
Groups of 10 or more, please call the reservation line.
Ellen Apel, Heather Burmeister, Erin Denman,
Delta Rae Giordano, Kara Greshwalk, Duane Koivisto,
Jennifer Kudelka, James Lekvin, Laurel Orman, Julie Phillips,
& David Schlosser
Lisa Conley, Brittany Eastburn, Lyndsey Harter, Anita Kelling, Sara Kessler, Mike Lubke, Crystal Schneider, Sadie Ward
Get more bang for your buck
Saturday, Oct. 6 (6:30pm BEFORE the show)
Ladies and Feminists: Women's Rights Activists Then and Now
with Jacqueline deVries of Augsburg College
Sunday, Oct. 7 - 7:00pm
Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network presents
Women: A Broad Subject
Discount Tickets when you see BOTH The Good Fight and TCCAN!
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September 5, 2012 at 7pm
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