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Kid Gloves

November 10 to December 1
8pm Tuesdays through Fridays
5pm & 9pm Saturdays
2pm Sunday matinees
1pm Wednesday matinee

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Playwright Sally Stubbs presents a fictionalized account of Canada’s first two female police officers hired in 1912 by the Vancouver Police Department in Kid Gloves.

With prostitution and other crimes committed by women on the rise, Constables Lurancy Harris and Minnie Miller are hired to deal with the ‘female morality question’. Social and political pressures and relationships from the past create stumbling blocks for Harris and Miller as they take on ‘The Lord of the Bawdy House’ and unravel political corruption in Vancouver.  Will the two constables be able to save a young woman from a life on the streets? Will they find their way in a police department and a city not used to female authority figures? Will running after criminals while wearing floor-length skirts get easier?

“2012 is the 100th anniversary of women in policing in Canada, and we’re truly excited to be able to honour and commemorate these two women who paved the way for all female police officers in Canada”, explained Donna Spencer, Artistic Producer of the Firehall Arts Centre and the play’s director, “Sally [Stubbs] has written a play that takes on social issues like feminism, prejudice, racism, corruption, and, of course, sex and violence that are, unfortunately, just as relevant now as they were back in 1912. And she’s done this with a great deal of humor and compassion.”

 

A Firehall Arts Centre Production

Written by Sally Stubbs
Directed by Donna Spencer
Musical Direction by Jeff McMahan
Set and Visual Design by Francesca Albertazzi
Costume Design by Barbara Clayden
Lighting Design by James Proudfoot
Stage Managed by Jaimie Tait
Assistant Stage Manager Victoria Snashall

Performed by Scott Bellis, Marlene Ginader, Patrick Keating, Dawn Petten, Colleen Wheeler and Deborah Williams