A CHICAGO PREMIERE… DEVELOPED VIA FIGHTING WORDS 2011!
January 6 – February 17, 2018
At the City Lit Theater:
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago
Previews: Saturday 1/6 at 8:00pm; Sunday 1/7 at 3:00pm; Friday 1/12 at 8:00pm; Saturday 1/13 at 8:00pm; Sunday, 1/14 at 3:00pm
Press Opening: Monday 1/15 at 8:00pm
Closing Night: Saturday 2/17 at 8:00pm
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm
EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel, was the primary militant group pushing for women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom. Under the slogan “Deeds, not words,” the WSPU advocated targeting property as a form of protest, from smashing shop windows to burning and bombing buildings. Imprisoned WSPU members – including Emmeline Pankhurst – launched hunger strikes, which were initially countered by the authorities with force-feeding; later the government introduced the “Cat and Mouse Act,” under which dying suffragettes were released, only to be re-imprisoned once regaining their health.
To defend their members, the WSPU built “The Bodyguard” – an all-female security team, trained in jiujitsu – and THE GOOD FIGHT began.
STAFF: Kimberly Morris* (Costume Design), Almanya Narula (Assistant Violence Design)