Southeastern Theatre is presenting the premiere of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Inkslinger-winning play “Mrs. Whitman’s Words for Women,” via Chicago-based playwright Shayne Kennedy.
Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday, April 7-9, the loose manufacturing will happen in Reimer’s Memorial Auditorium, 305 E. Charles St., Hammond.
Kennedy will be offering a post-show talkback on opening night time, Thursday, April 7.
“Set in 1918, the play centers around three young women who are residents of the new dormitory for women at the University of Michigan,” Instructor of Theatre and the play’s director Anne-Liese J. Fox mentioned. “The (story looks at the) limitations and choices they face amidst the events of the conclusion of World War I, the flu pandemic and the struggle for women’s suffrage.”
Southeastern Theatre is partnering with Southeastern’s interdepartmental group at the Centennial Women’s Suffrage venture to give a pre-show match of the showcase and panel dialogue “Determined to Rise” from 5 p.m. to six p.m. Friday, April 8. Three Southeastern college panelists – Elizabeth Hornsby, Lisa Moody and Carol Madere – will take other views protecting the nationwide motion in Louisiana.
The bodily showcase might be on show within the foyer of Reimer’s Memorial Auditorium, and there might be a dinner destroy after the panel dialogue with the efficiency of the play starting at 7:30 p.m., Fox mentioned.
Admission is loose. For additional information, consult with southeastern.edu/acad_research/methods/theatre/current_season.