‘Strength And Grace – Women Who Shaped Geelong’.
It’s all-Geelong written and produced and it uses narration, images and songs to tell the stories of significant women in our city – and region’s past.
These range from temperance society members and suffragettes through prominent women like Mary De Garis, Elizabeth Austin and Fanny Brownbill up to and including Patricia Heath, Linsay Sharp and Rebecca Cody. (she’s current principal of Australia’s most expensive school, Geelong Grammar).
It’s presented by historian Colin Mockett as narrator in front of a screen with relevant projected images.
As the play progresses, elected women are played in costume by three singer/actor/ musicians in Shirley Power, Jocelyn Mackay and Reyna Hudgell.
Their presentation also includes music from the times.
The show is in two 45-minute acts which trace women’s progress in Geelong since the beginning of European settlement. This has moved from no rights at all – women were seen as possessions owned by their husbands in the 1830s when the town of Geelong was established – to today’s status of almost gender equality.
Sunday 4th December 3pm – 5pm.
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