Theater Mainstage: Ancestra

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Friday, February 9, 2024
7:30 pm EST

Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater

67 North Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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$10 general admission; $8 staff, student, senior
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By Holly Holsinger and Chris Szajbert

Directed by Anjanette Hall (Assistant Professor of Theater)

A sister production with Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre

Inspired by the 1853 National Women’s Rights Convention, Ancestra weaves a historical account of the pioneers for women’s rights with the intimate biography of a contemporary journalism student who writes about reproductive healthcare. When Cora’s methods take an unconventional turn, she is plunged into a crisis through which past and present begin to converge, illuminating a long history of silencing women through intimidation and violence. A sister production of Ancestra will perform at Cleveland State University in February/March 2024.


Ticket Information:

Online ticket sales end 2 hours before each perfomance. Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased at the venue lobby beginning 1 hour before the scheduled start time. Tickets are subject to resale 5 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Sold out events will have a waitlist with cash only sales at the venue beginning 1 hour before start time.