Play! in the Barn: Sisters of the Quill & Skillet (Open Rehearsal)
A One-woman play by Jane Curry (Minneapolis)
An open rehearsal of Sisters of the Quill & Skillet for those who want to experience edgy theatre in the daylight hours.
As her deadline rapidly approaches, newspaper columnist Weezie Alton just can't seem to find the inspiration for her latest offering of "Weezie's Whimsies." So she does what any other self-respecting writer would do. She procrastinates. In the process she channels her inner Erma Bombeck in a monologue about advice given to women over time on sex, dating, marriage, and housekeeping.
Jane Curry is an author, storyteller, performer, and recovering academic with a knack for provoking both thought and laughter with her one-woman shows. Since 1983, she has traveled with her various personae to forty-eight states, Israel and Japan. Last summer she brought her "Samantha" character to Dreamacres and returns this year with
Written and performed with a sense of history and humor, the four shows described below address themes of women's history and gender equity. They have been featured for a variety of audiences and venues: performing arts stages, conferences, banquets, fundraisers, teacher in-service workshops, Artists/Lecture/Lyceum/Convocation Series, student assemblies, government agencies, corporations, college and university programming, community groups, festivals, and celebrations.
Jane Curry's One-Woman Shows:
Nice Girls Don't Sweat
Sammy Kay Knight, English teacher and veteran of the All American Red Heads professional basketball team, tells stories about women's experiences with athletics over time. With a sense of history and humor, Sammy Kay's verbal meanderings engage the enduring themes of physical capacities, propriety, and femininity.
Miz Wizard's Science Secrets
Join Barbara Knight, aka Miz Wizard, as she tells stories about women's contributions to science, engineering, invention, and math... about revolutionary research and media portrayals... about obstacles faced and overcome by women whose passion is discovery.
Samantha 'Rastles' the Woman Question
Features farm wife and rustic philosopher Samantha Smith Allen as she "rastles" with questions concerning history's treatment of women, rights denied by the church, women's powerlessness before the law, social status, role assumptions, and more. Samantha challenges the status quo and plants herself squarely on the side of sensible women's rights.
Sisters of the Quill and Skillet
As her deadline rapidly approaches, newspaper columnist Weezie Alton just can't seem to find the inspiration for her latest offering of "Weezie's Whimsies." So she does what any other self-respecting writer would do. She procrastinates.