NORWALK, Conn. -- The South Norwalk Branch Library will stage "Someone Must Wash the Dishes" on Saturday, March 1, as part of Women's History Month.
The parody play begins at 2 p.m. at the stage of the South Norwalk Branch Library at 10 Washington St. in Norwalk. "Dishes" was written by women's suffragist Marie Jenney Howe in 1912.
"In the early 1900s, many women fought against getting the vote. But none with more charm, prettier clothes-and less logic-than the fictional speaker created by Howe. 'An Anti-Suffrage Monologue,' as it was initially titled, was published in 1913, by the National American Woman Suffrage Association (precursor of the League of Women Voters)," representatives said in a release. "The monologue is followed by a lecture that puts the Antis' seemingly illogical, ludicrous-even elitist-arguments in their sociological, historical, and political context - e.g., in 1912, a 'truly womanly woman' really did not dare go to the polls."
This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Norwalk Public Library, is free and open to the public. Registration is required and available online or by calling 203.899.2790 x15902.