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What a Young Wife Ought to Know

  • Crow's Theatre Presents
    a 2b Theatre Production
  • Hannah Moscovitch
  • Christian Barry
  • Mar 20 - Apr 7, 2018
  • Details

    An unflinching look at love, sex, and fertility, inspired by real stories of young mothers during the Canadian birth control movement of the early 20th century, Crow’s presents a new production of this important play from one of Canada’s most celebrated theatre makers.

    Set in 1920s Ottawa, What a Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who has a lot to learn about love, sex, and birth control. An examination of the destructive shame enacted upon women in western society for centuries via the withholding of knowledge, What a Young Wife Ought to Know is also a sensual, sometimes funny, love story. Sophie's journey through womanhood and motherhood is sometimes tragic, sometimes ridiculous, and always recognizable.

    Mature subject matter.

    By giving the women of the 1920s a voice, Moscovitch has given many contemporary women a voice as well. What a Young Wife Ought to Know is more than a compelling history lesson, it is an opportunity to contemplate the state of sexual health and freedom in our society today. - The Globe and Mail
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  • The Team

    CAST

    • David Patrick Flemming
    • Rebecca Parent
    • Liisa Repo-Martell

    CREATIVE

    • Christian Barry - Director
    • Hannah Moscovitch - Playwright
    • Andrew Cull - Set & Prop Designer
    • Leesa Hamilton - Costume Designer
    • Leigh Ann Vardy - Lighting Designer
    • Louisa Adamson - Production Manager
    • Daniel Oulton - Assistant Production Manager