October 15, 2011

Sarasvati: Women Through the Ages

Friday, October 28 · 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gas Station Theatre, 445 River Avenue

Sarasvati Productions and the Council of Women of Winnipeg present
Women Through the Ages: In Monologue
A Celebration of Women's History Month
Tickets $25
Available at McNally Robinson, Gas Station Arts Centre or 589-6449

A variety of monologues, reflecting the wide array of women’s voices. 
From the hilarious ruminations of famous historical women to the powerful exploration of issues such as racism, these pieces offer something for everyone.

Quite an Undertaking by Veralyn Warkentin; Performed by Megan Andres
Violet Guymer literally went where no woman had gone before. The extraordinary story of the first licensed female mortician in Canada.

Anna Jameson (from The Bush-Ladies) by Molly Thom; Performed by Kim Zeglinski
In 1836, Jameson was summoned to Canada by her husband, who had been appointed chief justice of the province of Upper Canada. She kept a travelogue of her journey, Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada, published in Britain in 1838.

Suffragettes by Jessy Ardern; Performed by Nan Fewchuk 
Mary knows that a revolution that comes too easily will soon be forgotten. A satirical look at the alternative suffragette movement. 

Eleanor Roosevelt by Ginny Collins; Performed by Jane Burpee 
Is it true that Eleanor Roosevelt was the only quotable woman before 1950? How would she feel about how her words of wisdom are being shared in the 21st century?

Immigrant Experience by Hope McIntyre; Performed by Elena Anciro
A young Filipino girl deals with her nerves as she prepares to reunite with her mother in Winnipeg after eight years of separation. She just hopes she is Canadian enough.

A Very Polite Genocide by Melanie J. Murray: Performed by Siigwan Ferland
A woman's sense of self is buried under the scar tissue of the residential school system.

Mrs. Colin Inkster (Invisible Women) by Hope McIntyre; Performed by Alissa Watson
A modern academic has been trying to document the lives of invisible women in Winnipeg’s history, but now she must fight to maintain her own identity.

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