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The Haunting of the Weave
The Story of the Lowell Mill Girls
This docudrama is Lisa Kornetsky's, professor of theatre, sabbatical project. As a work-in-progress, this will be the first public reading of the script. Using projections, music, and primary documents of the period, the play tells the story of the New England farm women recruited to Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1820-1840's to work in the first integrated textile mills in the United States. This labor experiment provided opportunities for independence and financial freedom for these women, freeing them from the oppression and loneliness of farm life. At the same time, the work in the mills was hard with long hours and unsafe working conditions. The women worked upwards of 70 hours per week and as conditions deteriorated they began to protest their situations. They organized and linked with other laborers to struggle for safer conditions and a 10 hour day. The Lowell Mill girls contributed greatly to reforming working conditions for women all over New England and, through their struggle, helped pave the way for the rights and dignity for working people across the country. This is a FreshINK production - a freestaged-reading of today's most important new plays.
FREE (Donations gratefully accepted)
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
A holy courtroom drama and a brazenly irreverent farce
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ time bending, darkly comic play re-examines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained betrayal with his signature fierce questioning blended with poetic street talk. Featuring a cast of saints and sinners ranging from Jesus, Saint Peter, and Mother Theresa to Satan himself, this play is not afraid to question everything we think we know about religion, betrayal, hope, and forgiveness.
[Due to strong language these performances are recommended for mature audiences only]
A BRRRRRRRRRRRRR-romantic comedy
Welcome to Almost, Maine. A town so far north it’s almost not in the United States. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.
Henrik Ibsen’s classic femme fatale masterpiece
With a distinguished father, a reputable husband, and a respectable home, Hedda’s life is beyond reproach. But she is a woman who is struggling with her identity, objectified and trapped by convention in a life she doesn’t want; and her only way out might be deadly. Ibsen’s classic drama of passion and desperation is about investigating what it is to be alive, and follows a dangerously irresistible woman as she rushes headlong towards a disaster that will embrace all those who have fallen fatally under her spell.
The Government Inspector
Nikolai Gogol’s classic comedy
Anton Antonovich, a mayor in small-town Russia, is in the midst of a crisis. A government official is on his way to inspect his district and, in Anton’s own words, “this is a disaster!” The streets haven’t been swept for months, there are chickens in the courthouse and Anton himself has been somewhat liberal with the mayoral accounts. The inspector is only too willing to overlook these misdemeanors in exchange for the odd generous bribe. But is he quite who he says he is or will Anton and his band of buffoons finally get what’s coming to them? This comedy of errors satirizes bureaucracy and corruption and was described as “The greatest play in the Russian language” by Vladimir Nabokov.
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