El Portal Theatre
March 1, 2
March 1 - 2

$57 - Tier 1
$38 - Tier 2
$19 - Tier 3

El Portal Theatre The War of Roses

Starring the words of:

Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Clarina Nichols, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Bloomer, Florence Kelley, Mary Church Terrell, Emmeline Pankhurst, Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Jane Addams, Helen Keller, Carrie Chapman Catt, Jeannette Rankin, Febb E. Burn

Curated by Ann Potenza

Produced by Potenza Smith Productions

“The War of Roses; The Women, The Voices, The Vote” – kicks off Women’s History Month in Los Angeles with a Get Out The Vote event at The Historic El Portal Theatre.

Curated from nineteen suffragist speeches, the show paints a picture of the women’s rights movement, as told through their own words. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change in the Constitution – guaranteeing women the right to vote. The Suffragists, the women who wanted the vote, often wore yellow roses as their symbol, and the anti-suffragists, “antis”, as they were known, wore red roses, thus The War of Roses.  

Two Acts with intermission. Tickets start at $19 per person. A percentage of the event proceeds will be donated to Get Out The Vote and Women’s Rights organizations, and a voter registration drive will also be held on-site. 

“Reason, Logic, Patience, Determination, Union – these were the weapons which won the final victory.” –Suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt Victory, How Women Won It (1940)

Presented at the El Portal with an Ensemble of 19 Actresses – THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY – this is a “must-attend” event in Los Angeles! 

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