[Capdist-announce] Win FREE tickets to Capital Rep's PETTICOATS OF STEEL
education at capitalrep.org
Tue Mar 22 14:35:38 EDT 2011
Win a pair of FREE tickets to Capital Repertory Theatres On-the-Go!
production of PETTICOATS OF STEEL!
Answer this question correctly to win:
What well-known historic woman was instrumental in the fight to gain voting
rights for women? (Hint: This famous woman suffragette appeared on a $1
coin minted from 1979-1981 and again in 1999.)
Submit your correct response to education at capitalrep.org by Friday, March 25
at 12 noon. Limited to the first 30 correct respondents. Winners will be
notified via email. Additional tickets may be purchased by contacting the
box office 445-SHOW (7469),
Petticoats of Steel at Capital Rep, March 26:
True stories of legendary women of New York State
Albany, NY March 17 In honor of National Womens History Month, the
Education Department of Capital Repertory Theatre will present PETTICOATS OF
STEEL as part of the theatres On the Go! and Student Matinee series.
Tickets for the 11AM, Saturday, March 26 showing the only public
performance of PETTICOATS OF STEEL at Capital Rep, are $14 for adults and
$10 for children ages 18 and under.
Through PETTICOATS OF STEEL, Capital Region audiences are invited to
experience the battles for women's suffrage told in the voices of the brave
warriors who fought them.
PETTICOATS OF STEEL is an original production crafted for Capital Repertory
Theatre by Carolyn Anderson and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch. The play uses
primary sources to tell the true stories of the women of New York State -
Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton - and the roles
they played in gaining voting rights for all women.
As with other Capital Rep On the Go! plays, this dramatic work about womens
suffrage supports current NYS education curriculum. PETTICOATS OF STEEL is a
Living Newspaper, a style of theatre which dramatizes social problems and
issues in an effort to effect social change. The Living Newspaper was
initiated in 1935 in the United States by the Federal Theatre Project as
part of President Roosevelts Works Progress Administration (WPA).
This production, first produced at Capital Rep in 2006, marks Capital Reps
second foray into Document Based Theatre. Previous document-based
production include last seasons The Remarkable & Perplexing Case of Henry
H, celebrating New York States Quadricentennial of Henry Hudsons journey
up the Hudson River, and the 2004 production of Friend of a Friend: The
Underground Railroad in the Capital Region, employed the use of primary
sources to illustrate an important piece of the Capital Regions history.
Much of the script for Petticoats of Steel was developed using original
speeches, letters and newspaper reports from the time period represented in
the play. PETTICOATS OF STEEL is recommended for families and students,
Directing PETTICOATS OF STEEL is Kristen van Ginhoven is a director, actor
and educator originally from Canada. She is co-Artistic Director of WAM
Theatre, based in the Capital Region of NY and the Berkshires of MA, which
uses theatre to benefit women and girls. Recent US credits include
Barrington Stage Company, Actor's Shakespeare Project, Huntington Theatre,
Cohoes Music Hall, Theatre Voices and MOPCO. She has taught theatre
internationally in Brussels, Belgium and is a freelance artist for the
International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA). For ISTA she has travelled
to places such as Thailand, China, Europe, and India. She holds an MA from
Featured in the cast are Erica Tryon and Hillary Parker. J.R. Goldberg
serves as production stage manager. The cast of two portrays over a dozen
characters, including many historical figures.
Hillary Parker returns to Capital Repertory Theatre where she recently
appeared in the Fall On-the-Go! production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. She
holds a MFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and a BFA in
Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. Her Credits include, Regional:
Connecticut Rep: Restoration Comedy (Amanda), Mary Zimmermans The Arabian
Nights (Sympathy the Learned/Jesters Wife), Macbeth (Lady Macduff),
Shakespeare in Hollywood (Lydia), Cabaret (Kit Kat Girl), Pentecost (Amira),
Prudence (Prudence Crandall), Loves Labours Lost (Holofernes), The Three
Penny Opera (Jenny Diver), Pericles (Marina). Peterborough Players- Our Town
w/ James Whitmore, Loves Labours Lost (Princess of France). Hope Summer Rep-
A Midsummer Nights Dream (Titania/Hippolyta), She Loves Me (Amalia), Dames
at Sea (Mona), and The Hypochondriac (Beline). Mt. Washington Valley
Theatre- Into The Woods (The Bakers Wife). NYC: Bedroom Farce (Kate), A
Dolls House (Kristine Linde).
Erica Tryon is a performer and teaching artist originally from Chicago. She
has worked in fringe and experimental theatre in the Chicago area,
performing in productions that have been chosen as Critics Choice in the
Chicago Reader and Time Out Chicago. Before coming to Capital Rep, where
she currently serves as the Director of Residencies, she worked at the
cutting-edge arts organization, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
(CAPE). Previous to her life in U.S. theatre, she had the privilege of
teaching and studying performance in Ghana, Cote dIvoire, Togo, Benin,
Burkina Faso, Argentina, Mexico, Thailand and Tibet. She is thrilled to be
back on stage at Capital Repertory Theatre, where she was last seen in as
Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird. She holds a B.A. in Art History and
Theatre from Lawrence University and an M.A. from Brown University.
PETTICOATS OF STEEL is co-authored by Carolyn Anderson, the William R. Kenan
Professor of Liberal Arts, and Professor of Theater at Skidmore College, and
Jill Rafferty-Weinisch, Director of Performing Arts & Outreach at the Arts
Center of the Capital Region, and former Director of Education at Capital
Audiences should not miss this wonderful opportunity to experience the rich
history of our region and the excitement of live theatre.
To reserve tickets to this the only public performance of PETTICOATS OF
STEEL, contact the box office at 445-SHOW (445-7469).
For more information about PETTICOATS OF STEEL, contact:
Laura W. Andruski
Capital Repertory Theatre
111 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
p. 518.462.4531 x410
e. education at capitalrep.org
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