Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Strand Center Theatre
25 Brinkerhoff Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Thursday March 2, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
Huxley Theater - Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230
Register Now! Event is FREE but seating is limited - pre-registration strongly suggested.
Characters Kimberly and Iris are actors cast in a play called Petticoats of Steel: A Living Newspaper on Women’s Suffrage. The two – who are performing together for the first time - do not hit it off. Kimberly takes the material very seriously and has devoted a great amount of time and energy to her research and preparation. Iris thinks the material is ancient history, which can’t be terribly relevant today. Together they must forge a truce and move forward with the performance.
The story moves chronologically from the early 1830s through the 1920 passage of the so-called Susan B. Anthony amendment - with Kimberly and Iris taking on the personas of famous figures from the suffrage movement, as well as “newsboys” announcing important dates and events. As the play moves forward, Iris and Kimberly are galvanized by the struggle of the women throughout the world, who helped to get the vote. By the end of the play, the two women are celebrating the achievement of the suffragists, and looking forward to the continued work ahead.
A 15 minute post-show talk back with the Capital Repertory Theatre performers immediately follows - bring your questions and insights!
League of Women Voters of the North Country - Celebrating Democracy in America
League of Women Voters of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties