The Voice Alive: A Celebration of Women's Voices

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 5:15 AM
The Voice Alive: A Celebration of Women's Voices by Sara Toth
Jay Morrison

Sometimes, it’s easy for women to get lost in the noise. The noise of work, the noise of the Internet, the noise — let’s be honest — of men.

But if you listen, there are the women. And with The Voice Alive: A Celebration of Women’s Voices, Doing Erie Productions is spending an entire day exploring theater, poetry, and music by and featuring strong women.

The docket is loaded with events, the highlights beginning with a 1 p.m. production of Steel Magnolias (not the movie, the play, which will still probably make you cry) — written by Robert Harling as a way to cope with the passing of his sister; Saturday’s performance is produced in arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Krista Perry Lamb follows at 3 p.m. with her “Phenomenal Woman,” a series of poetry and theatrical performances. Jane Martin’s Keely and Du, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, comes at 4 p.m., produced in arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House takes the stage at 7 p.m., in what Doing Erie Productions is calling “the first modern play to promote the power of women.” At 9 p.m., Karen Schelinski presents a female-driven The Tell Tale Heart, a spin on the Edgar Allan Poe short story. Alyssa Dreihaup wraps things up with some last thoughts, and all throughout the day, Julia Kemp will provide music and act as Master of Ceremonies.

All told, it will be a day of not only listening to, but celebrating the female voice. – Sara Toth

1 p.m. May 16 // PACA 1505 State St. // $10; $5 after 6 p.m.

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