We often forget that less than a hundred years ago, women didn’t have the legal right to vote; yet today feminism really isn’t that radical of a concept.
You can learn all about it by attending a showing of Strange Bedfellows, a play set in 1896 that follows the story of how women really won the right to vote—in the most comedic way possible. The plot centers on Senator Cromwell, a politician who strives to keep the women in his family under stern rule. When he finds out that his son’s new bride is a feminist leader campaigning for the Women’s Rights Bill, conflict arises.
A staged reading of Strange Bedfellows is showing at the Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria on June 4 and 5. Tickets are $10. Show times are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Reservations can be made at 927-3877 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.