The Suffrage Plays
3 one acts about the U.K. Suffrage movement by Evelyn Glover and George Bernard Shaw
November 1-24, 2019 | Wednesdays-Saturdays @ 7:30 PM & Sundays @ 3 PM
The Den | 1331 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago 60622
Artemisia celebrates the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with THE SUFFRAGE PLAYS, an evening of three one-act comedies focused on the importance of voting rights for women. Artemisia will offer post-show discussions at selected performances to examine the history of voting rights and the impact of one person – one vote on the 2020 presidential election.
A CHAT WITH MRS. CHICKY & MISS APPLEYARD’S AWAKENING
by Evelyn Glover
Evelyn Glover created familiar everyday situations with relatable characters and focused on the plight of working-class women. A CHAT WITH MRS. CHICKY depicts a conversation between a suffragette charwoman and an upper-class matron. In MISS APPLEYARD’S AWAKENING an anti-suffrage activist comes to realize the fallacies and illogic of her views.
by George Bernard Shaw
Shaw’s one-act farce satirizes British politicians and their attitudes against suffrage by imagining a time when suffrage activism leads to a chaotic society and the imposition of martial law.
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