Dear Patriarchy, Ep 1: “The Secretaries”

Sunday, Oct 13th - 4:30pm

Dear Patriarchy, Ep 1: “The Secretaries”

A Play Reading Series

A Dramatic Reading of “The Secretaries” by The Five Lesbian Brothers

Directed by Isabella Anastasia Leigh

StageQ is excited to announce a new play reading series starting this season. One dark night during each of our mainstage shows this season will feature a play reading about fighting back, crushing misogyny, smashing the patriarchy, and celebrating femininity and queerness.

First up, “The Secretaries” by the Five Lesbian Brothers. Something’s rotten in Big Bone! Pretty Patty Johnson is thrilled to join the secretarial pool at the Cooney Lumber Mill under the iron-fisted leadership of sultry office manager Susan Curtis. But she soon begins to feel that all is not right—the enforced diet of Slim-Fast shakes, the strange clicking language between the girls, the monthly disappearance of a lumberjack. By the time Patty discovers murder is part of these office killers’ skill set, it’s too late to turn back! In the guise of satiric exploitation-horror, The Secretaries takes an unflinching look at the warping cultural expectations of femininity.

Anna Mei Baker
Stephanie Drahozal
Emma Katz
Abby King
Amy C. May
Rachel J Seizer

The reading will be held Sunday, Oct 13th at 4:30pm on the Drury Stage following our matinee performance of Dog Sees God.

Admission is pay-what-you-can. Proceeds benefit StageQ and DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)

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