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Sips n’ Scripts 2019
October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Censored! Forbidden Classics of the Wicked Stage: A Reading Series
What good is sitting alone in your room? Join City Stage New West in a comfy “living room” setting at Anvil Centre for the 2019 Sips ‘n Scripts reading series: Censored! Forbidden Classics of the Wicked Stage, featuring 3 banned comedies spanning twenty-three hundred years of history, all addressing still-controversial themes of women’s sexual agency.
Beer, wine and a specialty themed drink will be available for purchase at each reading so you can sit back with their “sips” and enjoy the readings or get more engaged by reading supporting roles with City Stage New West’s professional actors. Have fun adding sound effects, or taking part in intermission activities. Post-reading discussions with experts, artists and facilitators will include histories of the works, their impact, and their censorship.
Mrs. Warren’s Profession
The literary giant George Bernard Shaw shocked Victorian sensibilities with Mrs. Warren’s Profession, which featured an unrepentant sex worker in the title role. When Mrs. Warren’s cloistered daughter finally discovers the funding source of her privileged upbringing, she rebels: who is her father? Banned for 30 years, Shaw’s comedic indictment of capitalist society’s moral hypocrisy regarding women’s sexual agency still feels contemporary. A Shavian Mama, Mia!
Drinks available for purchase. Cash only.