In Scottsdale Conservatory Theatres new production of Strange Bedfellows, a period comedy about American womens fight for the right to vote, characters say things like, Go get yourself out of those bifurcated abominations! (exclaimed by a politician to his granddaughter about her wearing bloomers). These lines were no doubt as much fun to say in 1947, when husband-and-wife team Colin Clements and Florence Ryerson wrote the play, as they are today.
Director Elaine E.E. Moe says that while Bedfellows looks like a frothy comedy laced with satire, double entendres and innuendos Ryerson and Clements awareness of relevant social issues and topical events are timeless, poignant, funny, and thought provoking. In other words: Yes, sexism still exists.
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Wed., June 29, 7 p.m.; Thu., June 30, 7 p.m., 2011