March 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Moderator: Fredie Kay, Founder and President of the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts, suffrage100ma.org Discussants: Judith Kalaora, playwright and director; additional discussants pending confirmation
Erica Lindamood (ELindamood@revolutionaryspaces.org, 617-482-6439 x13)
Join abolitionists and suffragists as they march the streets, raise their voices, and risk their lives, demanding a woman’s right to vote and equality for all in History At Play’s newest ensemble presentation, How Long Must We Wait? Audiences meet fierce activists, who led the nearly century-long fight for suffrage, including Southerner Angelina Grimke, who asked an all-male legislature to change the state constitution; runaway slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth; and the “Silent Sentinels” — women incarcerated for peaceful wartime demonstrations, urging President Woodrow Wilson for the Vote. The family-friendly production utilizes historical oration, interpretive movement, song, and symbolic design to expose one of the great struggles of the 19th and 20th centuries, which continues to resonate with modern human rights activism and movements for equality. After the 30-minute performance, a panel discussion will focus on the fight for representation and equity that continued following the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Co-Presented by Revolutionary Spaces and History At Play™ and Co-Sponsored by Suffrage100MA (Reception at 6:30 pm; Performance at 7:00 pm)