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February 17

Plays in Progress – Dangerous Dress

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Dangerous Dress

by Catherine Trieschmann Miller

A return that brief moment in the 1850s when dangerous women dared to fight for equality while wearing pants! Very few styles of dress impeded women’s movements more than the tight corsets and large hoop skirts of the antebellum era, yet when suffragists challenged the fashion, few things generated greater outrage. This play will center around Seneca falls historic icons Amelia Bloomer and Elizabeth Cady Stanton as they challenge inequality by changing their wardrobes. Fashion and politics collide, as encouraging American women to adopt the new “bloomer” dress has significant political cost to the suffragist movement.


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