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
SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.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