About The Suffragist

It is not hyperbole to say that the woman who pushed the ratification of the 19th amendment over the edge was Carrie Chapman Catt

Travel back 100 years to the moments before the ratification of the 19th Amendment as intrepid reporter Nellie Bly (Anne Pasquale)  interviews Mrs. Catt, (Lisa Hayes) about her “Winning Plan”.  The struggle for suffrage began in candlelight when the horse and buggy were the main transportation across the nation.  It ended in electrical light where women across America rode in automobiles to go to the polls to vote. It was a long and contentious battle American women waged for the vote. And the struggle nurtured several generations of strong women leaders,
most of who have been forgotten. Mrs. Catt, once one of the most well-known women in the world, is one of those extraordinary leaders.

Based on the play Crusading Mrs. Catt.

Mrs. Catt and Miss Bly will be joined by Mrs. H. H. Hemmenway, (Michèle  LaRue), an anti-suffragist who is concerned about the violation that voting will cause against women.  Based on her play, Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire.

The concept was created by Anne Pasquale (An Evening with Nellie Bly).

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The Clinton Arts Council sustains, expands, and promotes the existing and future vibrant, diverse arts and cultural activities in the historic downtown, and throughout the town of Clinton.

Making arts, entertainment, and educational opportunities in Clinton available to all of Connecticut, while promoting collaboration of the arts to many local organizations, the Arts Council is enhancing the quality of life for all in Clinton.