The Gut Girls
By Sarah Daniel
Directed by Wm. Patrick Barlow
MATC Performing Arts will present Sarah Daniel's The Gut Girls as the first production of our 2000-2001 season.
Based upon true events, the unlikely setting for this drama is in the gutting sheds of the slaughterhouse at the Cattle Market in late Victorian Deptford, England. This incisive drama shows working women at the bottom of the heap. When crusading do-gooders succeed in doing something about their dreadful working conditions by making their work illegal, the gut girls suddenly find themselves with new options for changing their lives, one of which is a market girls club founded by the Duchess of Albany.
"Humane and hugely funny" Financial Times, London. "regarded as little better than whores by their contemporaries, the "gut girls" are portrayed...in this vigorous and intelligent new play as a boisterous, beer-swillling, strong minded bunch, handy with a knife in both the gutting shed and outside it, defiantly independent in attitude and scornful of the illusion of male supremacy" Time Out, London. A moving and vigorous celebration of women's fighting Spirit" - Independent. Recently presented by Purdue University in the American College Theatre Festival.
Produced by MATC Performing Arts at the Mitby Theater, MATC Truax Campus, 3550 Anderson Street, Madison.
Peformances October 27 - November 4, 2000
Fri Sat October 27
Tickets are $9 ($8 seniors/MATC employees, $6 MATC students). Call 608-243-4000 for reservations or more information.