By: Arthur M. Jolly

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Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents the winner of Joining Sword & Pen 2017-18.

Victorian era woman casually stabs an assailant in disguise attacking her from behind without looking. A servant looks on next to the lady in terror.

About the Show

A young maiden, Trothe, learns that her entire inheritance will be forfeit to anyone that bests her in a duel once she comes of age. The catch? Her birthday is in a week. She must turn to her Aunt Theodosia, a famed swordswoman, if she is to keep her house and lands. She also enlists the aid of her two favorite servants, though they may prove more hindrance than help. With the house filling up with Prussian swordmasters, a clueless lawyer, and a poetically minded suitor, events unfold in true farcical fashion. Like all good farces, everyone gets the ending they deserve, but will they be satisfied?

WHERE City Lit Theater
1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago
2nd Floor, Edgewater Presbyterian Church
WHEN July 21 – August 25, 2018
SHOWTIMES Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
PREVIEWS Saturday, July 21 at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 22 at 3:00pm
Thursday, July 26 at 8:00pm
Friday, July 27 at 8:00pm
PRESS OPENING Saturday, July 28 at 8:00pm
OPEN CAPTIONING Thursday, August 9 at 8:00pm
Friday, August 10 at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 11 at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 12 at 3:00pm
INDUSTRY NIGHT Monday, August 6 at 8:00pm
CLOSING NIGHT Saturday, August 25 at 8:00pm

This production uses realistic, bloodless staged violence and double-entendres of an adult nature in the telling of the story. Parental discretion is advised.

2 hours

Morgan Manasa*

Samantha Kaufman

* Denotes BWBTC Ensemble Member

***Ticket sales end 3 hours before curtain. Seats may still be available even if it says no longer available.***

8/23 – 8/25, BWBTC will be taking a post-show collection in honor of Chicago Foundation for Women at all performances this weekend. Chicago Foundation for Women invests in women and girls as catalysts, building strong communities for all. “We value – in ourselves and in every organization we support – the core principles of equality, empowerment, diversity, collaboration, and integrity.”