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Sarah’s Salon: VOICES FREED! 2018 Summer Reading Series
September 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join the Friends of the Charles Allis on the second Monday of the month — from June through September — for a fun and stimulating way to hear new or under-appreciated works by women playwrights such as Zona Gale, a Wisconsin native, and the first Woman to win the Pulitzer Prize.
6:30 p.m. Doors open and cash bar mixer
7:15 p.m. Curtain
9:00 p.m. Talk back and cash bar
And as added intrigue, attendees who identify each month's corresponding artwork (see image above) from the museum's collection will be entered to win a special prize. That's right. You have four opportunities to win!
Free Admission | $10 Suggested Donation
Monday, September 10 — Nubian Stories
Our final play of the season will be Nubian Stories, which is a new piece by Milwaukee playwright Nabra Nelson. This reading, directed by Suzan Fete, will be presented in partnership with Renaissance Threatre Works.
Monday, August 13 — Town Hall
By Caridad Svich, recipient of a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre.
Monday, July 9 — The Dutch Lover
You'll enjoy the ride through this rollicking romantic comedy — full of cross-dressing, mistaken identities, gender confusion, courageous sword-wielding women, and cowardly tearful men — from renowned Restoration playwright Aphra Behn, one of the first successful women authors of the British stage.
Monday, June 11 — Miss Lulu Bett
In 1921, Wisconsin-born playwright Zona Gale became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play about a 30-something, self-proclaimed spinster, the eponymous Lulu Bett, who lives as a practical servant to her sister and brother-in-law. An unexpected encounter with a charming and handsome suitor sets Lulu on a journey of love, heartache, self-discovery, and resilience, through which she finally finds her own path to personal freedom and independence.
ABOUT SARAH’S SALON
Our Sarah’s Salon events are founded upon the Italian renaissance concept of the “salon,” a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.
As a friends group, in partnership with the museum, we offer these experiences for all Milwaukeeans to gather, be enriched, meet likeminded people, enjoy deep discussions — or simply appreciate art.