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Nora’s Salon South: “They Must be Women Now!” is February 12th!

Our next gathering of Nora’s Salon South in Montgomery, Alabama is February 12th! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and informal reading of They Must be Women Now! by Nedra Pezold Roberts (Wash, Dry, Fold).

Nora’s Salon South: They Must Be Women Now!
by Nedra Pezold Roberts
directed by Jacqueline Trimble

Monday, February 12th at 7pm
at The NewSouth Bookstore (105 S Court Street)
in Downtown Montgomery, AL

They must be women now. A forceful command and an ominous threat. Why do women have to be confined in order to learn their place in society? And how many kinds of prisons have they endured over the ages? Social, economic, religious, political restraints—to name only a few—have restricted women’s growth and empowerment, but toward what end? In a contemporary genesis of Euripides’ Antigone, a family of Southern women struggle to discern what needs to be buried, to understand the difference between the impulse to hide from pain and the strength to lay that pain to rest. These women are shaped by their time, their culture, and their individual journeys. It is their job and their lot to discover themselves—and become women now.

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SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org with the subject “RSVP for 2/12 Salon South” to add your name to the guest list.

Suggested donation: $10

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Our next gathering of Nora’s Salon South is November 16th!

Our next gathering of Nora’s Salon South in Montgomery, Alabama is November 16th! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and informal reading of She Boots by Janice A. Farringer.

Nora’s Salon South: She Boots
by Janice A. Farringer
directed by Jackie Viskup

Thursday, November 16th at 7pm
in Downtown Montgomery, AL

In She Boots, eleven older women speak to the audience about their military service, the difficulties and victories. Flashbacks provide glimpses into their younger lives. The play is based on multiple oral histories the playwright gathered of women who were in the military at a pivotal time – the late 1970s.

In 1978, the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was dissolved in favor of integrating women into the regular forces. I began trying to save these veteran’s stories in 2004. When these interviews were done, the women were in their 60s and 70s remembering a time most had never been asked about. While women warriors have now been in the services for decades, these heroes opened those doors by teeth grinding grit and perseverance, dealing with misogyny the best they could.

-Janice A. Farringer, Captain, US Army JAG Corps, 1977-1980

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SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org with the subject “RSVP for 11/16 Salon South” to add your name to the guest list. You will receive the exact street address when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

Content warning: Contains references to sexual assault

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Our next gathering of Nora’s Salon South is on August 29th!

Our next gathering of Nora’s Salon South in Montgomery, Alabama is August 29th! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and informal readings of two one-act plays: Uncovered by Laura King and She Started With a Beetle by friend of Nora’s Martha Pichey (Ashes & Ink).

Nora’s Salon South:
Uncovered + She Started with a Beetle
Tuesday, August 29th at 7pm
in Cloverdale, Montgomery, AL

Uncovered by Laura King

At their monthly book club meetings, a group of women come together to share their connections with classic literature. As the women share their favorite books, they begin to see what they have not only lost but also found during their lifetimes. But most of all, they learn that the strength and spirit of a community of women can lift you up when you are closest to the ground.

She Started With a Beetle by Martha Pichey

After a slew of failed relationships, Ashley seeks help from Animal Wisdom, a company that helps people learn relationship skills with unconventional animal/human pairings. Through hilarious pairings with beetles, octopi, and albatrosses, Ashley and other clients attempt to improve their intimacy issues and find lasting love.

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SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org with the subject “RSVP for 8/29 Salon South” to add your name to the guest list. You will receive the exact street address when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10