POSTPONED! The Fairer Sex: The Life and Times and Plays of Mercy Otis Warren

October 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Morgan Opera House
Morgan Opera House


This event will be be re-scheduled for a later date.

Meet a Founding Mother of the United States! The Morgan Opera House premiers a staged reading of “The Fairer Sex” written by Stephen Cedars. Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm. Mercy Otis Warren is renowned as one of the principal activists and writers in the years leading up to the American Revolution. This original play is set in the early 1800s, as a conversation among her, and John and Abagail Adams, with visits from their youthful selves popping up throughout. The play is likewise sprinkled with appearances by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and sundry other characters, who provide all manner of commentary on what she did to further the revolutionary cause. Directed by Susan Forbes, a past Chair of the Wells College Theater Department, the play will be a staged reading featuring members of the community. The performances are free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

Open Cast Call is September 25th at 6:30pm. 2 rehearsals that week. Tech rehearsal Fri Sept 29.

As a tribute to his wife, Gloria, George Peter started the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter playwright competition which solicits original works by playwrights, selects the best scripts and then presents them to our audiences. The Peter family has generously continued this tradition. For more information, call 315-364-5347.