DEEDS NOT WORDS

A radically inclusive and intersectional retelling of two Women's Suffrage Era satires: How the Vote Was Won & The Spirit of '76

Director: Chelsea Anderson-Long

Performances February 8-16, 2019 at The Tank

As voting rights are being gutted and a women's right to choose is on its most unsteady footing in a generation, ETC. presents this evening of shockingly relevant Women's Suffrage Era satires. In the Pro-Suffrage How the Vote Was Won, working class Horace's world is turned upside-down when a household of lady-relatives arrive, demanding to be “supported”. Only when he is confronted with the idea of a future without women in the workforce does this anti-suffrage stalwart realizes the error of his ways. The Spirit of Seventy-Six; or, The Coming Woman, was written as anti-suffrage propaganda in the years after the Civil War, as the women's suffrage movement was gaining speed. It tells the “horrifying” prophecy of a future of female dominance, played for delicious irony. These plays are two hilarious examples of how theater can be used as effective tools to fight against encroaching civil rights violations.

ABOUT OUR CAST & CREW

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Chelsea Anderson-Long

Director.

Alysa Rambo

Agatha Cole & Wolverine Griffin.

Juan Cardenas

Gerald Williams, Madame Christine, Thomas Carberry.

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Veronica Shea

Lily, Molly, &

Victorine Wigfall.

Hannah Karpenko

Ethel Cole & Mrs. Badger.

Clint Zugel

Horace Cole & Mr. Wigfall.

Courtney M. McClellan

Winnifred, Maudie Spark,

Judge Wigfall.

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