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TUE, MAR 24
Run Time: Approx. 30 minutes plus a post-show discussion.
Admission is FREE, but reservations are required.
The fight for Women’s Suffrage
Join Revolutionary Spaces and History At Play for a theatrical exploration of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment.
Audiences join abolitionists and suffragists as they march the streets, raise their voices, and risk their lives demanding women’s right to vote and equality for all in History At Play’s newest ensemble presentation, How Long Must We Wait? Audiences meet fierce activists, who led the nearly century-long fight for suffrage, including: Angelina Grimke, a Southerner, who dared to ask an all-male legislature to change the state Constitution; a runaway slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who warned that “The women are coming up blessed be … and a few of the men are coming up with them,” along with many others. How Long Must We Wait? also tells the story of the ‘Silent Sentinels’— women incarcerated for peaceful wartime demonstrations, urging President Woodrow Wilson for the Vote. The words of these and other brave pioneers echo in our contemporary struggle for human rights and equality. How Long Must We Wait? is an audio-visual, multi-modal production that utilizes historical oration, interpretive movement, song, and symbolic design to expose the struggle.
This FREE, family-friendly presentation takes place at the Old South Meeting House with a reception at 6:30 pm and performance at 7:00.
Running time is approximately 30 minutes, plus a post-performance panel discussion presented by Revolutionary Spaces that focuses on the fight for representation and equity that continued following the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
This event is supported in part by the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust and Suffrage100MA.