Posted by: uawcc | November 9, 2009

Nellie McClung Play – Nov. 13 & 14

Nellie McClung: A One “Person” Play – written by Kathy Morrell, starring Wendy Jean Smith, and directed by Robert Loucks, formerly of Edmonton.

The play will be presented at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 at 8 PM. Tickets are $25 for either night from TIX on the Square, 9930 – 102 Avenue, 780-420-1757. You can also purchase the tickets online – click here for the Nov. 13 performance and click here for the Nov. 14 performance.

The Senate of Canada this fall recognized the 80th anniversary of the “Persons Case” and appointed the Famous Five as Senators for their triumph in having women declared “persons”.

Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby and Henrietta Muir Edwards had made the trip to London to meet with the British Privy Council, who supported their contention that women were persons. The Election Act of the Dominion of Canada was amended to remove the statement “No idiot, lunatic, criminal or woman shall vote.”


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