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The Good Fight
  • Presented By: Babes With Blades Theatre Company
  • Location: City Lit Theater
  • Address: 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
  • Dates: 2/8/2018, 2/9/2018, 2/10/2018, 2/11/2018, 2/15/2018, 2/16/2018, 2/17/2018
  • By: Anne Bertram
    Director: Elizabeth Lovelady
    Violence Design: Gaby Labotka

    The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel, was the primary militant group pushing for women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom. Under the slogan “Deeds, not words,” the WSPU advocated targeting property as a form of protest, from smashing shop windows to burning and bombing buildings. Imprisoned WSPU members – including Emmeline Pankhurst – launched hunger strikes, which were initially countered by the authorities with force-feeding; later the government introduced the “Cat and Mouse Act,” under which dying suffragettes were released, only to be re-imprisoned once regaining their health.To defend their members, the WSPU built “The Bodyguard” – an all-female security team, trained in jiujitsu – and The Good Fight began.


    Theatre Week Performances

    Thursday, February 8 - 8:00PM
    Friday, February 9 - 8:00PM
    Saturday, February 10 - 8:00PM
    Sunday, February 11 - 3:00PM

    Thursday, February 15 - 8:00PM
    Friday, February 16 - 8:00PM
    Saturday, February 17 - 8:00PM


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The Good Fight
  • Location: City Lit Theater
  • Address: 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
  • 2/8/2018, 2/9/2018, 2/10/2018, 2/11/2018, 2/15/2018, 2/16/2018, 2/17/2018
  • City Lit Theater