Many women fought against getting the vote in the early 1900s, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in this satiric monologue written by pro-suffragist Marie Jenney Howe, back in 1912.
“Woman suffrage is the reform against nature,” declares Howe’s unlikely, but irresistibly likeable, heroine, LaRue. “Ladies, get what you want. Pound pillows. Make a scene. Make home a hell on earth—but do it in a womanly way! That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot box and dropping in a piece of paper!”
Reviewers have called this production “wicked” in its wit, and have labeled Michèle LaRue’s performance “side-splitting.”
And on Sunday, March 3, at 3:00 PM, you can find her at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.
On that day, the Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, and Greater Bridgeport LWVs bring you Michéle LaRue—tongue firmly tucked into cheek—in the one-woman farce “Someone Must Do the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire.”
Bring your daughters, granddaughters—sons and grandsons, too.
For League or Fairfield Museum and History Center members, the charge is $10. Otherwise, it’s $15. That includes a reception after the performance (which
includes a Q&A!).
Reservations are strongly recommended. Make checks payable to the LWV Fairfield and send by February 20 to Pat Reilly, 738 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.
The Dowager Countess of Grantham would approve.
Download your issue of the November edition of League Lines here!
|File Size: ||5734 kb|
|File Type: || doc|
Download your copy of our October 2012 newsletter, League Lines, here!
|File Size: ||397 kb|
|File Type: || doc|
Download your copy of our September 2012 newsletter, League Lines, here!
|File Size: ||1458 kb|
|File Type: || doc|
The Fairfield League of Women Voters' summer newsletter is now available. Download it here!
|File Size: ||3795 kb|
|File Type: || doc|
The state, towns and utilities have some organizing, some hard decisions and some spending to do in order to avoid storm damage similar to the $750 million the last two big storms cost Connecticut, according to a public discussion by a panel of experts.
The panel discussion, "Power Struggle: Balancing the Needs of People, Power & Trees," attracted about 100 people to the Darien Town Hall
The panel discussion was organized by the Greenwich Tree Conservancy the Tree Conservancy of Darien, the Fairfield Forestry Committee, the Stamford Tree Foundation and chapters of the League of Women Voters in Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk and Stamford.
Read the full Darien Patch story by David Gurliacci here
May 15, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
University Commons - Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825Panelists
For registration form, click here.
- Jane Bornemeier, Editor, NY Times Radio
- Nayan Chanda, The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
- Robert Palm, Reporter
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mary Hogue (firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fairfield League of Women Voters and Fairfield Forestry Committee, together with nine other southern Fairfield county leagues and tree-focused alliances will sponsor a free educational forum “Power Struggle: Balancing the Needs of People, Power and Trees” on Tuesday, February 28th 7-9PM at the Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT.
The forum will be moderated by Kay Maxwell, current Executive Director of the Forum for World Affairs and former president of both the National and Connecticut League of Women Voters,
with a panel of speakers from several stakeholders including Joe McGee, chair, Governor’s Two Storm Panel; Chris Swan, Director of Municipal Relations & Sitting at Northeast Utilities; Jonathan Schrag, Deputy Commissioner Public Utility Regulatory Authority; and Eric Hammerling, Executive Director, CT Forest and Parks Association
who will speak on the important issue of powers outages, past and future, and what can be done to reduce their frequency and duration. A Question & Answer period will follow their presentations.
The goal of this timely forum is to inform Connecticut residents on all aspects of this continuing problem that so profoundly affects us. The Connecticut General Assembly legislative session opens on February 8 and will be taking up legislation designed to address the reliability of our power supply. Residents will gain information and insight so that they can form educated opinions on the proposed solutions.
Handouts will be available at the forum including contact information of state officials so the attendees, armed with accurate information, can voice their opinions and suggestions based on what they learn from the forum.
We encourage all to attend so they can learn and influence the proposed solutions to these power outages. This forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, and Stamford, and Greenwich Tree Conservancy, Fairfield Forestry Committee, Norwalk Tree Alliance, Stamford Tree Foundation and the Tree Conservancy of Darien.
How will Connecticut spur job growth? How can Connecticut develop a competitive workforce and reinvent itself for a 21st century economy?
Find out the answers to these questions and more at an engaging discussion with a stellar panel of leaders from key economic sectors.
You can register for our 2011 Conference online or by mail — follow the link below!When:
Saturday December 3, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noonWhere:
University of Connecticut School of Social Work
1800 Asylum Avenue
Zachs Community Room
Greater Hartford Campus
West Hartford, CT 06117-2659Click here to register online or Download our flyer with mail-in registration form.
Save the date: The 2012 SIR will focus on international media issues. It will be held at Sacred
Heart University in Fairfield on Tuesday, May 15.