Women Through the Ages

We are proud to be working with the Council of Women of Winnipeg to present WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES – IN MONOLOGUE in celebration of Women’s History Month on October 28th 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm) at the Gas Station Arts Centre (445 River Avenue). It has been an exciting process looking at the stories of local historical females as well as some famous women from elsewhere.  It should be a really fun evening, with a bit of something for everyone. For just $25 you get to hear the stories of seven women, plus enjoy a wine and cheese reception.

You can pick up tickets at McNally Robinson, Gas Station Arts Centre or call 589-6449.

The line-up includes 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.

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, which was 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 21stcentury?

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 to fit in.

A Very Polite Genocide by Melanie J. Murray: Performed by Siigwan Ferland
A young woman’s sense of identity 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 painstakingly trying to document the lives of invisible women in Winnipeg’s history but now must fight to maintain her own identity.

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