Suffragette City

In Scottsdale Conservatory Theatre’s new production of Strange Bedfellows, a period comedy about American women’s 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.

Wed., June 29, 7 p.m.; Thu., June 30, 7 p.m., 2011
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