Augustana Theatre presents 'Deeds Not Words: Plays of the Suffragette'

Deeds Not Words: Plays of the Suffragette Movement

Augustana Theatre presents an evening of one-act plays written for the suffragist movement at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

Event Details


Date: November 16 - November 18, 2018

Times: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Location: Edith Mortensen Center Theatre

Ticket Info: $15 for adults | $10 for Seniors | Free for students K-12 and those with valid Augustana ID

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The Augustana Theatre proudly presents an evening of one-act plays written for the suffragist movement, at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Edith Mortensen Theatre. Tickets are found at augietickets.com with $15 for adults, $10 for Seniors, and free for students K-12 and those with valid Augustana ID.

The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy; disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

These plays include:

  • A Woman's Influence by Gertrude Jennings (1909) This popular suffrage play explores the topic of female 'sweated' labour, and the relationships between women and men.
  • Press Cuttings by George Bernard Shaw (1909) This satirical comedy ridicules anti-suffragists and politicians.
  • The Twelve Pound Look by J.M. Barrie (1910) This short play is about independence and the value of women's work.
  • Which by Evelyn Glover (1914) This short play features a young nurse, who has been offered a job overseas. She comes to tell her father about the opportunity, but he is not as pleased as she had hoped.
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