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Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents “Things My Fore-Sisters Saw” March 3-13
Thursday, February 3, 2022
In a month, the amazing Leslie McCurdy will be performing her brilliant one-woman show Things My Fore-Sisters Saw at Theatre Orangeville.
Things My Fore Sisters Saw
Written by & starring Leslie McCurdy
By Leslie McCurdy
In this one-woman play, you will meet four women of African Descent who affected change in Canada:
Marie-Joseph Angelique, a slave who was said to have burned down "half" of Montreal from whom we have the first slave narrative in North America;
Rose Fortune, the first "policewoman" in North America who helped "freedom seekers" settle in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia;
Mary-Ann Shadd, the first North American woman to publish and edit a newspaper, amongst other things;
Viola Desmond who refused to give up a seat to segregation well before the celebrated Rosa Parks and who was recently named as the new face of the Canadian $10 bill.
Experience how each of these women affected change in the Canada of their time and ours. Things My Fore-Sisters Saw was formerly featured on Bravo Canada.
For tickets visit www.theatreorangeville.ca.