Play and Reception Hosted by Susan Arndt '95
The Fight, a new play written by Jonathan Leaf and produced by the Storm Theatre, depicts one of the most dramatic and important events of the twentieth century: the conflict between two powerful women that split the feminist movement. Come see this story—which has never before been adapted—unfold on stage.
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Days & Times: Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm; Ends November 18
Location: Grand Hall at St. Mary's (440 Grand Street)
Price: $25 Tickets may be purchased online.
Susan Arndt '95 will host a wine reception following the performance on Friday, November 17. The playwright will be available to answer questions. No additional charge to attend.
About the Play
Caitlin Schultz, grad student and single mother, goes to interview a great veteran of the women's movement who was tossed aside. She then visits the beautiful magazine editor who guides the wing of the movement that displaced her. These two leaders gradually reveal to Caitlin what motivated their respective beliefs and why they came into conflict.
The Fight asks the question, what is feminism? What should a woman's life goals be? Based on innumerable interviews and vast amounts of research, The Fight looks at the battles that convulsed modern feminism, both outside the movement and within it. Bringing to light previously untold and deeply personal stories along with buried scandals from these pivotal years of the Second Wave, The Fight is a play that addresses vital issues from that time and today.
The Fight features Laura Bozzone, Fleur Alys Dobbins, and the 2006 Drama Desk winner for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Judith Hawking. Storm Theatre has been hailed by The New York Times for its "galvanizing" productions while Jonathan Leaf has been named one of the nation's up-and-coming playwrights by Time Out New York. (http://www.stormtheatre.com)