Fall Main Stage Production: Mill Girls

Saturday, November 11, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)
Event Type
Play (theatre)
Harrigan, Peter E
Fine Arts

As industrialization slowly took hold in America, manufacturers found there were not enough workers to meet demand. Francis Cabot Lowell of Massachusetts wanted to erase the horror stories associated with mills in England, and establish wholesome settings that Farmers would allow their daughters to work in: new brick factories built along rivers, surrounded by rooming houses - supervised by the strictest of matrons and widows - alongside churches, libraries, and lecture halls designed to fill the young women’s leisure hours with appropriate educational and spiritual pursuits.

Lowell died prematurely, but a town named for him was built a few years later, giving thousands of young women a new way to explore the world. This play tells some of their stories, in their own words.

Mill Girls

Compiled, Arranged and Written by Peter Harrigan & Tom Cleary

Director and Costume Designer – Peter Harrigan

Scenic and Lighting Designer – John Paul Devlin

Sound Designer – Sage Fagbohun ‘20

Stage Manager – Emma Drennen ‘19

With Musical Support by Tom Cleary, Amber DeLaurentis, Stan Baker, and Bill Ellis

November 2,3,4,10 & 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.

McCarthy Arts Center Theatre

Free Admission

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