The American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Garrett Branch is presenting a production at Our Town Theatre titled “Women’s Monologues: A Celebration of Women’s History Month” on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 PM. The public is invited to join in this celebration of women who made a difference for women and girls both today and throughout history.
The production will highlight a series of local women portraying famous and influential women of history — women who made a difference in fighting for and securing rights for other women during the Women’s Right Movement over the past 175 years. Who they are and what they stood for will be presented in a short monologue in the first person with the actor dressed similarly to how the historical figure dressed.
The Women’s Monologues production has been a part of the local Women’s History Month celebration periodically over the past 20+ years. Originally put on by AAUW-Garrett Branch in the 1990’s, the program was championed and enhanced by Dr. Terry Kasecamp, Professor of Psychology at Garrett College, until 2015, when the program was last offered at Garrett College. This year, AAUW-Garrett Branch has taken on the project in light of women’s rights, equity and strong voices being thrust into the national spotlight across the country.
The women from history who will be portrayed include Elizabeth Cady Stanton portrayed by Sadie Liller; Sojourner Truth portrayed by Kate Smith Brodie; Susan B. Anthony portrayed by Rose Gordy; Eleanor Roosevelt portrayed by Betty Pritt; Betty Friedan portrayed by Patty Wells; Dolores Huerta portrayed by Gloria Salazar; Ruth Bader Ginsburg portrayed by Kam Gillespie; and Emma Watson portrayed by Lillia Rose. Other women actors in the production include Sue Lisantti, Maxine Shindel, Linda Herdering, Liz Williams and Kim Alexander.
Says Judy Carbone, President of AAUW-Garrett Branch, who will also have a role in the performance: “We hope many in the community will join us for a celebration of women’s history and women who made a difference in the lives of both women and men today. The celebration of these amazing women and the learning enjoyed by both the actors and those in the audience will be phenomenal!” Carbone continues: “Members of AAUW-Garrett Branch are proud to present these monologues and grateful to partner with Our Town Theatre.”
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Our Town Theatre at 301-334-5640. Seats are limited so those interested are encouraged to call for their reservations as soon as possible. There is a $5.00 per person charge.