WINTER 2018: The Good Fight2018-10-12T11:40:25+00:00
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THE GOOD FIGHT

By: Anne Bertram

A CHICAGO PREMIERE… DEVELOPED VIA FIGHTING WORDS 2011!

About the Show

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 jujutsu – and THE GOOD FIGHT began.

WHERE City Lit Theater
1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago
2nd Floor, Edgewater Presbyterian Church
WHEN January 6 – February 17, 2017
SHOWTIMES Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
PREVIEWS January 6 at 8:00pm
January 7 at 3:00pm
January 12 at 8:00pm
January 13 at 8:00pm
January 14 at 3:00pm
PRESS OPENING Monday, January 15 at 8:00pm
OPEN CAPTIONING January 25 at 8:00pm
January 26 at 8:00pm
January 27 at 8:00pm
January 28 at 3:00pm
CLOSING NIGHT Saturday, February 17 at 8:00pm
The Good Fight is a dark play in many ways, touching on police brutality, torture, and suicidal thoughts, among other bleak topics, but it has a center of optimism and hope that keeps it from falling into the realm of despair. ” Splash Magazines
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