A Woman For Our Times

Paul Emery Presents
Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, CA
A play by Teresa Henkle-Langness
Thursday October 10, 7:30pm
Friday October 11, 8:00pm
Saturday October 12, 8:00pm
Sunday October 13, 2:00pm
$30 premium reserved seating
$20 general admission
$10 children 14 and under general admission
(Students completing related history assignments get in free with a teacher’s note on school letterhead.)

Drama, music and global heroines of the 19th century will grace the stage when Paul Emery’s Nevada City Live, the Nevada Theatre and KVMR present A Woman for Our Time. The performances will take place at the Nevada Theater, 401 Broad Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 10, 11 and 12, at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, October 13th, at 2:00 pm.

The story of synchronized thrust toward emancipation and human rights work in the 19th century finds its zenith with the first women of the 1840s to advance equality and sacrifice for the common good, pave the way for the “woman of our time.”

Directed by Michael Gottlieb and narrated by Rene Sprattling, the original musical drama by Teresa Henkle Langness highlights parallels between Margaret Fuller (Emerald Stara), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Jill Gottlieb), Sojourner Truth (Renee Murray Smith), Lucretia Mott (Wendy Greene) and the Persian poet Tahirih (Ariel Elliott). (Chiana McCrea plays Tahirih as a child.) Leading men include John Watson, Mike Ferguson, Bruce Baynard, Skylar Mims, and Sawyer Maddux.

Music co-directors Sage Arias, Kate Canan, Nancy Lee Harper and Beverly Marks join the orchestra and band of troubadors, which also feature Kelly Fleming, Jane Sinclair and Alexandra Roedder, with Maggie McKaig as Music Advisor.