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Someone Must Wash the Dishes

An Anti-Suffrage Satire. Performed by Michèle LaRue

2024-06-20 13:00:00 2024-06-20 14:15:00 America/New_York Someone Must Wash the Dishes Cape May City - Events Room South, Events Room North

Thursday, June 20
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-20 13:00:00 2024-06-20 14:15:00 America/New_York Someone Must Wash the Dishes Registration requested. Cape May City - Events Room South, Events Room North

Cape May City

Events Room South, Events Room North

Registration requested.

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Many women fought against getting the vote, but none with more charm, prettier clothes—and less logic—than the fictional speaker in this satiric monologue written by Pro-Suffragist Marie Jenney Howe, in 1912. With insight and good humor, Howe turned the Antis’ own arguments against them. LaRue’s lively and revealing lecture puts these in historical context.

“Ladies, get what you want. Pound pillows. Make a scene. Make home a hell on earth—but do it in a womanly way! That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot box and dropping in a piece of paper!”

 

Performed by professional actress Michèle LaRue and directed by Warren Kliewer, Someone Must Wash the Dishes has toured coast-to-coast, garnering reviews ranging from, “Better than the best stand-ups!” to, “I would have learned a lot more in school if she had been our teacher!”

Michèle LaRue has specialized in performances of literature from America’s Gilded Age for 30 years and tours nationally with a varied repertoire of TALES WELL TOLD. Rave reviews from nearly 500 sponsors include, “What you have to offer is priceless” (Pennsylvania); “You could hear a pin drop!” Kentucky; “Spellbound!” (Seattle); “Perfection” (New York City).

A Chicago native, Michèle has lived in Secaucus, New Jersey, for . . . oh . . . a very long time. She is a member of both actors’ unions—Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA; as a writer and editor, she has collaborated on many notable theatre books and periodicals.

For more about TALES WELL TOLD, visit http://michelelarue.com, and http://missouriwomen.org/category/women/michele-larue/ and http://www.bykennethjones.com/michele-larue-resurrects-vintage-american-voices-one-woman-tales-well-told/ 


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Cape May City

Phone: 609-884-9568

Hours

Cape May City

Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Sun, Jul 28 Closed

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Cape May City - Events Room North,Events Room South

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cape May City - Events Room North,Events Room South

Canceled
Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cape May City

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cape May City - Events Room North,Events Room South

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Canceled
Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Wed, Jul 24, 9:00am - 10:00am
CMCL Online - Zoom

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Stone Harbor - 2nd Floor Fireplace,Events Room,Kitchen Area

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, Jul 24, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, Jul 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sea Isle City - Conference Room

Wed, Jul 24, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Canceled
Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City

Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jul 25, 9:30am - 10:30am
Cape May City - Events Room South,Events Room North

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jul 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Thu, Jul 25, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Classroom

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
David Douglass Sr. Memorial Park

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Fri, Jul 26, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Canceled
Fri, Jul 26, 9:30am - 10:30am
Stone Harbor

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Fri, Jul 26, 11:00am - 11:45am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Wildwood Crest - 1st Floor Events Room
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Canceled
Fri, Jul 26, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lower Township

Sat, Jul 27, 9:30am - 10:30am
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Sat, Jul 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cape May Court House

Sat, Jul 27, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wildwood Crest - Children's Room

Sat, Jul 27, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cape May Court House - Children's Room

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CMCL Outdoors - Bandstand, CMC Park & Zoo

Mon, Jul 29, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Mon, Jul 29, 9:30am - 10:30am
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Mon, Jul 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 1st Floor Events Room

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Mon, Jul 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Canceled
Mon, Jul 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wildwood Crest

Mon, Jul 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Mon, Jul 29, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wildwood Crest

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Canceled
Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cape May City - Events Room North,Events Room South

Tue, Jul 30, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Woodbine - Children's Room,Events Room,Front Lawn

Tue, Jul 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace