The Bucknell Theatre and Dance Department will present Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale Friday through Monday, April 12-15, in Tustin Theatre. The show times are April 12 at 7:30 p.m., April 13 at 7:30 p.m., April 14 at 2 p.m., and April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Blue Stockings follows the story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage written by director and writer, Jessica Swale. It is the first full-length play by Swale.
It is set at Girton College, Cambridge in 1896. Its title refers to bluestockings, a derogatory term for female intellectuals. The action involves four very talented female undergraduates and the campaign to be allowed like their male colleagues to receive a formal degree qualification at the end of their studies. The play touches on some of the issues surrounding the feminist ideals of the late nineteenth-century New Woman including female bicycle-riding, equal education rights, sexual autonomy, and political enfranchisement.
Tickets are $12 regular or $7 for students, senior citizens, and children and available by calling 570-577-1000, online at bucknell.edu/boxoffice or at any campus box office location.