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Pay What You Can Preview of MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN...on Thursday night at 8pm!

May 19, 2010 11:52 AM
Posted by Rik Deskin
 
The Most Dangerous Woman In America: Machine Guns, Coal Dust and The Making Of The American Dream

A one-woman show performed by Therese Diekhans
Directed by Carol Roscoe
Based on research by Dave Christie

(Seattle) Therese Diekhans and co-producer, Rik Deskin, will present this one-woman show chronicling the life and times of "the miner's angel," Mary Harris "Mother" Jones at Odd Duck Studio, 1214 10th Ave in Seattle's First Hill Neighborhood Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, May 20-June 5.

The show draws upon the words of and about America's great woman labor agitator, Mary Harris Jones. Admired by friend and foe alike, Mother Jones was a constant thorn in the sides of the barons of the Industrial Age, speaking truth to the rich and powerful, and inspiring workers to stand up for their rights.

The story begins with Mother Jones speaking to striking workers in West Virginia and, through flashbacks, tells stories of the people Mother Jones met and inspired.

All the characters are portrayed by Ms. Diekhans, and include Louis Tikas, a Greek miner and martyr of the Ludlow Massacre of 1913; Maria Baumgartner, a West Virginia teenager; an Alabama politician, John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; and Reese Blizzard the district attorney in West Virginia who famously spoke the words, "Your Honor, there sits the most dangerous woman in America."

Recent events in West Virginia prove that coal mining is still a dangerous job, and mine owners still make millions from unsafe mines. Now, more than ever, Americans could use a hit of Mother Jones speaking truth to the rich and the powerful.

Advance Tickets for $18 are available at (206) 679-3271. $20 at the door. $15 for TPS Members. $10 for Students, Seniors, Union Members, Military & Veterans.

PWYC Preview on Thursday, May 20!

Members of SAG, AEA or AFTRA can get a comp ticket when they show their member card.

Sponsored by Eclectic Theater Company.
 

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