‘Blue Stockings’ showcases ‘complex’ characters, highlights realities of women in 1896

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It is 1896. Very few women are enrolled at Girton College, an all-women’s college in London. The suffrage movement is just emerging. And four women are fighting for education and self-determination.

From March 8-10, the upper school performed the play “Blue Stockings” at The Miles Playhouse. According to director Tracy Poverstein, the show tells the story of four women at Girton College as they try to gain the right to graduate in 1896 Britain.

Assistant director Madison Tyler believes that “as a senior, [her] experience working on this show has only deepened [her] appreciation for Archer and the education I’ve received thus far.”

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