The Nassau Community College Women's History Month Committee Presents "The Rib Speaks Out" April 5


For Immediate Release - March 16, 2010Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634E-mail:  
The Nassau Community College Women's History Month Committee Presents "The Rib Speaks Out" April 5 Garden City, NY - The Nassau Community College Women's History Month Committee and the Spring 2010 Cultural Program are proud to present "The Rib Speaks Out", which will be presented on Monday, April 5 at 6:25 p.m. in the College Center Building. A one-woman show featuring actress Michlle LaRue, "The Rib Speaks Out" consists of two performances: the satire "Someone Must Wash the Dishes" by Marie Jenney Howe and "Eve's Diary" by Mark Twain.

Michlle LaRue's performances focus on 19th- and early 20th-century American women's issues. In Eve's Diary, Twain's Eve is eternally questioning, her passion for learning matched only by her love for Adam. From her first sighting of him to her profound examination of a centuries-long devotion, Eve is child and woman, both unique and universal.

"Someone Must Wash the Dishes" is a satirical anti-suffrage monologue from 1913, written by pro-suffragist Marie Jenney Howe. "Woman suffrage is the reform against nature," declares Howe's unlikely, but irresistibly likeable, heroine, as she describes how undignified and unrefined it would be for a woman to cast her vote.

"The Rib Speaks Out" is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information about it, call Dr. Sally Drucker of the NCC English Department at 516.572.7796.

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