By Jen Silverman
Directed by guest director Garret Storms
Bonnets is one of several works commissioned by The Big Ten Theatre Consortium whose purpose is to promote the writing and production of new works by and about women by professional and academic theatres across the country. Valerie is a poisoner, her sister-in-law Claire is a virgin, Webster is an indentured servant, her mistress Georgina is oblivious, and Prudence and Fortitude tend to let their repressed Puritan imaginations get the best of them...some might even call it witchcraft! The play communicates the ways in which women are subdued by the greater structures of society across three distinct moments in time: early colonial America, 17th century France and 19th century England. Silverman creates a space for feminine rage and repression to be unabashedly expressed through biting social commentary that is undercut by a punk-rock musical score composed by Max Vernon.
General Admission - $16
Faculty, Staff, Students & Seniors - $12
Contains adult subject matter.