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September 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Dawson College Professional Theatre Program presents
Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale
Directed by Barbara Kelly
(First Studio, Year Two, Group One)
Wednesday September 19th to Saturday September 22nd at 8pm
“Degrees for women. – It’s a dangerous idea.”
Join us for an inspiring and comical look at early feminism in the 1890s at Cambridge University in this new British play. The story follows a group of women, isolated at a separate college and stigmatized for their intelligence, who bravely fight for the right to earn a university degree. Against the backdrop of the Suffragette movement, and the Victorian beliefs about a woman’s place in the home, four women inspired by their professors, navigate their desire for knowledge, self-determination, equality and of course, love. The amazing fact is that despite the campaign for the right to graduate in 1897 which is the cornerstone of the play, it took another fifty years before women finally won the right to earn full university degrees at Cambridge University.
Studio Productions are performed by students in their second year of the program. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. Arrive early to be sure to get a seat. A maximum of two group bookings of thirty seats each are permitted per show. We are unable to accept individual reservations for Studio Productions. Admission is “Pay What You Can.”
For more information, visit https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/professional-theatre/
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