Join us for Suffragette Songs with the Raging Grannies, commemorating the first Woman elected to the US Congress
Note: This is not a California Stage production. For info and reservations, contact Pennie at 916-456-1282.
Join us as we commemorate the centennial anniversary of the election of the very first woman to US Congress — some 130 years after the founding of the republic.
November 5, 2016
At the California Stage
2509 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
This is a FREE Community Event — Donations are appreciated!
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to hold a US federal office position in 1916 when elected by the state of Montana. In light of this historical event and the current event of a woman candidate for President in this year’s election, let’s remember the courageous Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) through her living history performance by Jeanmarie Bishop.
Jeanmarie Bishop grew up in Arizona, US and Toronto, Canada, falling in love with theatre at a young age. She has performed many, various roles in the theatre and became the Founding Artistic Director of the Nevada Shakespeare Company. She wrote and performed the play, A Single Woman, about the life of Jeannette Rankin, which we will view selections of during this performance.
Join us for…
- Suffragette songs by the Raging Grannies choral group
- Performance selections of A Single Woman, the life of Jeannette Rankin
- Q & A with the Living History Performer, Jeanmarie Bishop
Questions? Please call Pennie at 916-456-1282.
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