March 08, 2022
Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with Alexandria Celebrates Women! Join us for a special performance of Blue Stockings at the Little Theatre of Alexandria on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8pm. Alexandria Celebrates Women is partnering with Little Theater of Alexandria for this special event; tickets are $45 each, with proceeds benefiting the Alexandria Domestic Violence Program Safehouse.
The Alexandria Domestic Violence Program Safehouse provides emergency housing and food at a confidential location for Alexandria women and their children who have been abused or who are threatened with abuse. If you can’t attend this event, please consider making a donation to this worthy cause!
written by Jessica Swale
produced by Lloyd Bittinger, Margaret Chapman and Christine Farrell
directed by Marzanne Claiborne
Blue Stockings is performed by arrangement with Nick Hern Books. All actors in this production are amateur actors while performing in this production.
What does it take to accomplish social change? This historical drama, which premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London in 2013, follows the story of four women fighting for an education, set against the backdrop of the women’s suffrage movement. Set in 1896 at Cambridge University — the first college in Britain to admit women. But things still aren’t equal. The men graduate with degrees and prospects, but the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a “blue stocking” — a derogatory term for an educated woman. Follow the men and women of Cambridge University as they shatter prevailing traditions. Conflicts abound as generations, social classes, and genders clash.
NOTE: All patrons are required to wear a mask, even if vaccinated, while inside LTA (including during the performance), AND proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. IF not vaccinated, provide proof of a recent (within 48 hours) negative PCR COVID-19 test result – at home tests not accepted. Proof of vaccination or test can be a physical copy or digital photograph of your vaccination/test record. Please see the full policy here.