IVP is bringing this special day back to the US -1920's style a time when women gained the right the vote and lost those silly corsets.
Friday March 8th, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Each ticket gets you free food, free wine, a night of live 1920's music, free goodies courtesy of IVP and an introduction to IVP's next play, "These Shining Lives" by Melanie Marnich - based on the true story of The Radium Girls.
Costumes and 1920's attire optional. But its a guarantee all cast and crew will be dressed for the occasion!
Come celebrate your favorite gal, or treat yourself and celebrate how wonderful you are.
"These Shining Lives" follows Catherine Donohue, a women in the 1920's excited to get a job for The Radium Dial Factory, making her own money for the first time. Given a guarantee that her and her co workers were safe even when using the bit of radium to paint the clocks and watches with. When they all got sick, Catherine and her friends fought against the society that wanted them to be silent and the company that lied to them and brought this matter to court. These women changed the labor union laws from then on. A true story that IVP is excited to share with you.
All the proceeds will go towards the production of, "These Shining Lives".
About the Company: Infinite Variety Productions
Infinite Variety Production's mission is: To create opportunities for female artists. To voice the words of unnoted storytellers. To broaden the public purview one audience at a time.
Infinite Variety Productions was started by Ashley Adelman and Maria Makenna, who have been working in the New York theatre scene for several years.
After finishing prestigious acting programs at The Actors Studio Drama School, NYU TISCH and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, they eagerly entered the scene, hoping to become a part of something that would have a real impact on the world around them. They soon discovered that the best way to be a part of something important is to create it.
Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit", their first production, opened to great acclaim in June of 2011 at Theatre For The New City. It was theatre that incited real conversation! The ladies were inspired to tackle their next project, Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of My Heart". The play,based on true stories of women who served in Vietnam, opened on Veteran's Day 2011 at The Tank Theatre to sold out performances. The Living Theatre, after seeing the show asked the women of IVP to bring the play to their theatre in February!
IVP was even honored by several women who had served in the war, who graciously agreed to a talkback following the show. The stories these women told reinforced what Ashley and Maria had begun to understand: too many of these stories have gone unheard. IVP is looking forward to telling many more.