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What a Young Wife Ought to Know

24mar8:00 pm10:00 pm8:00 pm - 10:00 pm What a Young Wife Ought to KnowEvent Type TheatrePerformance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 Canada Event Organized ByExcavation Theatre

What a Young Wife Ought to Know

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Event Details

It’s Ottawa in the 1920s, pre-legalized birth control. Sophie, a young working-class girl, falls madly in love with and marries a stable hand named Jonny. After two difficult childbirths, doctors tell Sophie she shouldn’t have any more children but don’t tell her how to prevent it. When Sophie inevitably becomes pregnant again, she faces a grim dilemma.

Inspired by real stories of mothers during the Canadian birth-control movement of the early twentieth century, one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights vividly recreates a couple’s struggles with reproduction.