For decades, countless American women fought for the right to vote. But many others—like the costumed fictional Anti-Suffragist portrayed in this program—fought against it. Written by pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe in 1912, this witty, insightful satire sheds light on some of the apparently absurd arguments offered by those opposed to the Suffragist movement. Anti arguments like “If given the ballot, would she destroy civilization by voting with—or by voting against !—her own husband ?” will be explored, while insight about the sociological, historical, and political context informs the arguments against Suffrage.
First Person Interpreter
Michèle LaRue has specialized in performances from America’s Gilded Age for twenty-five years and tours nationally with her one-woman repertoire of Tales Well Told. Four hundred past sponsors include Washington’s Smithsonian Institution, Chicago’s Newberry Library, and the Missouri History Museum. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA; as an editor, she has collaborated on numerous notable theatre books and periodicals.
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