Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale
March 1 @ 7:00 pm - March 5 @ 2:00 pm
Elmwood Theatre is preparing to transform the auditorium back to 1896, the year that Cambridge University tentatively opened their doors to receive young female students. Unlike their male counterparts, though, these women hold little hope of receiving a university degree. In fact, these ‘blue stocking’ academics have very few prospects professionally or personally. Despite this, Tess Moffatt and the members of her study group work hard to affect change even when a surprising chance at love nearly blows Tess off course. Challenging the status quo has never been easy, and this attempt culminates in a charged finale that tests the resolve of these determined young women. Jessica Swale’s new play, Blue Stockings, premiering at London’s Globe Theatre in 2013, is coming to Ottawa and Elmwood Theatre is proud to present this critically acclaimed play.
Performances run March 1st to March 4th at 7 p.m. and March 4th and 5th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Click here for the ticket order form (please return to Mrs. Adams in the main office).