The Order of St. Margaret Sanger is proud to present WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW by Monica Byrne, directed by Jaki Bradley, as part of the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC. The production will feature music by Amanda Palmer.
A smash hit for Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern in Durham, NC, this production brings to life the four young heroines – Anne, Theresa, Joan, and Lucy – in the very neighborhood in which the play is set, the Lower East Side, exactly one century ago. Performances are at Venue #16: Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street, near Astor Place; Subway: 6 to Astor Place or N/R to 8th Street).
In 1914, the era of the oppressive Comstock Laws, four Catholic girls in a reformatory enact innocent masturbation rituals that belie their regimented lives. But after the mysterious death of their roommate, a new girl, Joan, arrives with a trunk full of contraband: banned literature from birth control activist Margaret Sanger, including the famous pamphlet What Every Girl Should Know. Inspired, the girls make Margaret Sanger their patron saint and build an elaborate fantasy life where they travel the world, take lovers at will, and assassinate their enemies. Then one of them becomes pregnant, blurring the line between their fantasy life and their real one.
Thursday, August 15th at 2:00 pm
Sunday, August 18th at Noon
Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm
Friday, August 23rd at 4:45 pm
Saturday, August 24th at 9:15 pm
Theater: Robert Moss Theater @ 440 Studios
Address: 440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10009
Buy Tickets Online or Call: FringeNYC at 212-279-4488