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britches! a play for lady romeos
Britches! A Play for Lady Romeos
With Writing by “The Wayward Sisters”: Artists and Alumni of WERDCC
Curated and Adapted by Courtney Bailey for Prison Performing Arts
Directed by Rachel Tibbetts
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center
1101 US-54, Vandalia, MO 63382
MATINEE - 1:00pm (12:30pm check-in)
EVENING - 6:00pm (5:30pm check-in)
RSVP deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024
Britches! A Play for Lady Romeos celebrates the actors of WERDCC, a group of performers who are no strangers to playing male Shakespeare roles. Based loosely on the life of Charlotte Cushman, a nineteenth-century American actor famous for playing Shakespeare's Romeo, Britches! tells the story of Charlotte and her sister, Susan Cushman, when they played Romeo and Juliet in 1846. The new addition of a female actor playing Benvolio complicates the dynamic between the sisters, and the "showmance" between Charlotte and Joan has a potentially disastrous outcome. The creation of this play was funded by an Artistic Research Fellowship from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the world's premier research institution for the study of William Shakespeare.
Cover art by Dylan Staudte
Dress Code for WERDCC:
Clothing should not be tight, revealing, nor transparent. Leggings are prohibited.
No exposed cleavage nor bare midriffs. Sleeveless tops must cover the top of the shoulder and not gape under the arms. Tank tops and camisoles must be worn with a sleeved garment.
Skirts and dress must be no shorter than 2" above the kneecap when standing. No wrap around skirts or dresses are permitted.
Slit dresses and skirts are not permitted when the slit extends higher than 2" above the top of the kneecap. If a dress or skirt has fasteners, all fasteners must remain closed so that the garment is not open more than 2" above the top of the kneecap.
Capris must be at least mid-calf in length and professional in appearance.
No shorts and no bib overalls.
Clothing must not be gang related or camouflaged, must not have printed racial or ethnic slurs or obscenities, or depict or advocate the use of drugs or violence (either in written or picture form).
Clothing must be clean, properly fitting, and cannot possess obvious rips, holes, or tears.
Appropriate undergarments must be worn. Undergarments must not be visible.
Ankle bracelets are not permitted. No piercings of the skin except the ears.
No more than two earrings per ear, no larger than 1" in diameter/length, to be worn in the earlobe only.
No flip-flops. All footwear must have a back strap.
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