Readers' Theatre: How the West was Really Won

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council presents Her-Story, Equal Rights: How the West was Really Won by Leonard Goodisman, on Monday, March 22 - 7 pm in the Ballinger Room at Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.

There’s a saying by author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich that reads “Well-behaved women seldom make history”, and this month’s Readers' Theater program explores the life of one such woman who fought to carve a life out in the wilds of Wyoming during the 1800’s. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council invites you to Her-Story, Equal Rights: How the West was Really Won at 7:00 p.m., Mon, March 22 at the Shoreline Center.

Set in Laramie, Wyoming in 1868, Goodisman’s play deals with the story of Louisa Ann Sawin, who at age 77 led the women's rights struggle, was the first one to vote in Laramie and the first woman to vote in modern times. The story of the play, based on a true story and fleshed out by he playwright, deals with the lawlessness of the cowboys who roamed Laramie, and the women who had the courage to fight them and win.

Readers’ Theater productions are presented by the talented group of readers who are selected to work with the new plays program. Readings will be followed by cookies, coffee, and a discussion with the cast, playwright and audience.

For information on this and other Arts Council programs please visit or call us at 206-417-4645.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


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