I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Theater Thursday - Suffs

We were given complimentary tickets to Suffs for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Suffs

Where: Public Theater
             425 Lafayette St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 12 and Up

When: Through May 29. 2022

Although 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, the celebrations and remembrances continue. The latest is Suffs the new musical at the  Public Theater. Suffs tells the story of women's fight for the right to vote and some of the women who were crucially involved with the movement. The story is told completely in song.  The show is populated with real-life characters some of whom you may have heard of and some you may not have including Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Ruza Wenclawska, and more. The cast is made up entirely of women even the few men's roles in the show are played by women including Grace McLean who does a memorable turn as a slyly evasive Woodrow Wilson. The show,written by Shaina Taub who also stars as the fiercely determined, Alice Paul, is very informative. You are sure to learn things, you didn't know about the women's suffrage movement from this musical. The music in the show is good but not especially memorable. Overall, it's an interesting look at a pioneering group of women and an important period in history and a reminder of how a group of people who may not always agree about everything can still join together and support an important and worthy cause and bring about change.

And that's our view. For more about Suffs or to purchase tickets, visit  publictheater.org/productions/season/2122/suffs

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Suffs production photos by Joan Marcus

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