Brimstone Booze and the Ballot

Brimstone, Booze and the Ballot —
A Dialogue from the letters of Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage

March 22, 2013
7:30 PM
at the Rosendale Theatre
408 Main Street, Rosendale, NY 12472
(845) 658-8989

Buy Tickets: $20.20 (tax-deductible)

An evening to celebrate Women's History Month with a provocative theatrical program exploring why one Suffrage leader was written out of history. The background drama of the Suffrage movement is brought to life through compelling dialogue that explores the split between two of the three founders of the Suffrage movement. The rupture between Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage is revealed in a reading of their correspondence by two dynamic performers; Sally Roesch Wagner, executive director of the Gage Center in Fayetteville, NY, and Deborah Hughes, president and CEO of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester NY.

After the performance, the audience is invited and encouraged to join the dialogue.

This live performance is produced by the Susan B. Anthony House, Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, and Votes for Women 2020.


The Performers

trail signDeborah L. Hughes is a strong advocate for human rights and equal opportunity for all, especially those who suffer discrimination based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic circumstance. As an ordained minister and theologian, she brings a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to this dialogue and special program.


trail signDr. Sally Roesch Wagner is one of the first women to receive a doctorate in the US for work in women's studies and is a founder of one of the country's first women's studies programs. An author and lecturer, Dr. Wagner appeared in the Ken Burn's PBS documentary "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony" for which she wrote the accompanying faculty guide.


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