Cold Comfort Theater presents ‘A Voice of my Own”
BELFAST — Cold Comfort Theater in Belfast is opening a production of Elinor Jones’s “A Voice of My Own,” to be produced at the UMaine Hutchinson Center, on Rt. 3 in Belfast. The show will take place November 9,10,16 and 17.
Covering a broad spectrum of female writers from Sappho (born 625 BCE) to writers of the present day, six actresses (Deb Fournier, Dorothy Wilson, Lynn Bushee, Kristen Frangoulis, Allison Morrill, and Maggie Goscinski) point out not only the triumphs of women in literature, but also the discouragement, derision and disbelief to which they were too often subjected.
Spanning twenty-six centuries, the play evokes the words and feelings of women who were frequently obliged to hide behind anonymity or male names in order to practice their art, and from whom fantastic strength of character and indomitability were required. That they succeeded so brilliantly in their efforts is not only a tribute to these talented women in particular but, in a more general sense, to the irrepressible spirit of the entire "other half" of humanity, whose voice would not be denied.
Director Aynne Ames says, “I have done this play a number of times over the last 20 years. Long before “me too” or “time’s up,” there was an understanding regarding the unfairness of the way women and their gifts were treated versus the acclaim given to men. I’ve long thought this play should be required reading/presentation in every high school everywhere. It is so powerful, and it is about winning!”
Tickets for ‘A Voice of My Own’ are $15 and may be purchased in advance at Left Bank Books in Belfast, or at the door up to thirty minutes in advance at the Hutchinson Center. For more information, visit www.ColdComfortTheater.com or call (207)-930-7244.