The Western Stage Celebrates Women’s History Month
Women’s History Showcase
For the past eight years, The Western Stage has been celebrating Women’s History Month with a showcase of theatrical presentations performed and developed by some of Monterey County’s most talented artists. This commitment continues with one remaining weekend of celebration. The presentations TWS has on the boards promise to be daring, original, and, above all, entertaining.
TWS’s celebration continues with two powerful presentations. The weekend begins with a timely and challenging solo performance that brings together feminist issues and the middle-east conflict in a dynamic one-hour monologue. Linda Hancock directs Nina Solomita in the opening monologue to Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul, depicting an overly medicated London housewife who is obsessed with Afghanistan. Written only months before the attacks on September 11th and premiering only weeks after America’s subsequent war with Afghanistan, The New York Times dubbed Kushner America’s most “prescient playwright” when Homebody/Kabul opened on Broadway. This performance is followed by Here’s to the Ladies, a musical revue that pays homage to some of Broadway’s greatest divas. Performed by musical virtuoso John Bridges, these songs of love, anger, passion, longing and despair get a unique turn when delivered from the voice and perspective of a man. These two performances run Saturday, March 19th at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 pm.
All performances will be held in the Studio Theater, Hartnell College Performing Arts Building and are free of charge. Donations collected will help support both the Hartnell Hal Ulrici scholarship fund and the Taft Miller scholarship fund.