“LADIES FIRST” Black Chair Project (Magenta Theater)
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“LADIES FIRST” Black Chair Project (Magenta Theater)

August 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-7

$12 – $15

“LADIES FIRST” Black Chair Project (Magenta Theater)
On August 11th Magenta Theater will perform a staged reading of the script Ladies First by Robert Gerlach and James McDonald. This will be more than the usual black box staged reading…..audiences will be entertained by the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman, Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Kennedy staff members. This is an all-female cast. Even though written in 1975, the play is remarkably apt for today’s political landscape. Ladies First is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Performance: Saturday, August 11 at 7:30pm
Tickets: http://www.MagentaTickets.com/tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door
All profits from this performance will benefit the Magenta Theater lighting campaign: a year-long effort to generate funds to upgrade the company’s aged lighting to an LED system.
The plot: Jackie Kennedy is very nervous on an afternoon in January 1962. She has completed the restoration of the White House and has invited Eleanor, Bess, Mamie, Pat and Lady Bird to give their opinions. And do they ever! They criticize the way she runs the White House and take her to task for being uninvolved politically. When Mrs. Roosevelt commands her to head the crusade for women’s rights, a hilarious political hurricane ensues. Each discovers something about herself, her relationship with her husband, and how touching and funny it can be to hold the highest non-paying job in the USA.
Magenta Theater
1108 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Box Office: www.magentatheater.com
Box Office Phone: 360-635-4358

Black Chair Project (BCP) – is a progressive and exciting branch of Magenta Theater performing staged readings of plays throughout the year. BCP utilizes the bare minimum of rehearsal time. A set consisting of black chairs and black tables in front of whatever happens to be onstage at the time, actors dressed in basic black, whatever lighting is available, and a collaboration of actors providing their own props. Rehearsals are exhilaratingly fast paced! Everyone functions as part of the machinery speeding along to produce high-quality and entertaining staged readings.

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August 11, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$12 – $15
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Magenta Theater
1108 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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