UNVEILING LIBERTY, by Charlotte Rahn-Lee & Jennie Contuzzi

At The Barrow Mansion - 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City

It's 1886 and ten-year-old Isabelle is enamored of the enormous statue about to be unveiled in New York harbor. Her father and brother are going to go watch the dedication, and Isabelle doesn't understand why she's not allowed, just because she's a girl. But it turns out that the very thing Isabelle loves about the statue- that a woman has been chosen to represent liberty- has drawn the attention of the Woman's Suffrage Association. They have something to say about it and a daring plan to make themselves heard. Meanwhile Jackie, a young black woman, has her own thoughts about this statue, but is she even at liberty to express them? With cameo appearances by Lillian Devereux Blake, Emma Lazarus, Joseph Pulitzer and others, this play explores the state of women's rights at the time of the birth of an iconic landmark.

Fri 3/3 at 7:30pm

Sat 3/4 at 3pm & 7:30pm

Sun 3/5 at 3pm

Tickets = $15 adults / $12 students & seniors

Talk back following Friday & Sunday performances

Recommended for ages 9-99, Wheelchair accessible

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Join Speranza for our 3rd annual reading of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES as part of V-DAY, a global movement to stop violence against women and children. Featuring students from both Saint Peter's University and Hudson County Community College, this show will perform on both campuses and is open to the public. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. All proceeds will benefit WomenRising.org

When/Where: Friday 2/10 at 7pm for SPU - Pope Lecture Hall - 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Thursday 2/16 at 7pm for HCCC - Scott Ring Room of the Culinary Conference Center - 161 Newkirk Street


Speranza has teamed up with Writers Theatre of NJ for FOUR readings of new play by female playwrights during March, Women's History Month. All performances are free. Please join us at Jersey City Theatre Center:

3/8 - Patterson Falls, by Rosemary McLaughlin

3/16 - Written on Her Face, by Stacie Lents

3/18 - The Messenger, Phoebe Farber

3/22 - The Diagonal Trilogy, Vita Morales

After enjoying sold out performances in 2016, WOMEN RISING: STORIES OF HOPE is back to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join Speranza this October for an evening of stories about survivors of domestic violence and the helpers connected with their journey. This 75 minute original play created by Speranza with the help of our community partner WomenRising.org, is directed by Mikaela Kafka, featuring original music by Drama Desk Nominated composer Estelle Bajou. WOMEN RISING is a compilation of stories written by 7 playwrights under the guidance of lead writer, Jennie Contuzzi.