They were pioneers who tried to accomplish something no one had ever done before with no path, no road map, and no rules. And, in the short term, they failed spectacularly. “Ladies,” running May 24 – June 30, is a fictional account of the birth of The Blue Stocking Society, the world’s first major feminist movement in 1750s London, told through a modern lens. The ladies’ ambitious goals soon create scandal in London society and conflicts amongst themselves, escalating into a tangled knot of electric and jagged relationships. These women are emboldened by their righteous cause and burdened by being revolutionaries far ahead of their time. This deliciously funny and irreverent world premiere examines the humanity and passion of these trailblazing ladies, and inspires us to carry on the work they began.
Age & Content Guidelines: Please note that this production contains nudity, adult content, and profanity, and is recommended for ages 15+.
Boston Court’s upcoming world premiere of “Ladies” imagines the lives of four women who were members of the real-life Blue Stocking Society; brilliant artists, writers and thinkers who made significant contributions to society under their own names. But who were Elizabeth Montagu, Frances Burney, Elizabeth Carter, and Angelica Kauffman really?
Join Boston Court for an evening that explores the world and the work of these amazing women. Actors will share some of their correspondence, their writings and their very prominent artwork followed by a Q&A with dramaturg Angelina Del Balzo about these trailblazing women’s stories and what they have to say to us today. Tickets are free, but reservations are required.
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