Carolyn Levy, professor of theater at Hamline University, is the director of The Good Fight, presented by Theater Unbound. Performances take place from Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, October 14.
In 1913 London, Militants in
the women's suffrage movement have gone from breaking shop windows to bombing
empty houses, but the government refuses to give women the vote. Suffragette
leader Emmeline Pankhurst is debilitated from prison hunger strikes and force
feeding. If she dies, there will be public turmoil. Twenty-six-year-old
organizer Grace Roe is tapped to take the movement's helm. After a demonstration
ends in tragedy, Grace decides it's time to change the suffragette commitment to
doing violence only to property, and not to people. She organizes a bodyguard of
women and enlists jujitsu teacher Edith Garrud to train them in martial arts.
When Mrs. Pankhurst recovers and starts giving public speeches again, it's the
bodyguard against the bobbies!
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