As part of the "Shout Into the Void" Digital Reading Festival Fundraiser
Quintessence Theatre presents:
RUTHERFORD AND SON
by Githa Sowerby
Written in 1912 during the British feminist movement, Rutherford and Son is a sharp critique of the patriarchal Northern England industrial system. Tyrannical capitalist John Rutherford runs his family and his glass factory with an iron fist. As winter sets in and the business begins to falter, Rutherford systematically alienates both his children and his workers. When the dust settles, there is only his daughter-in-law Mary left to save the business and break the cycle of abuse. Named one of the “100 plays of the century” by the Royal National Theatre, Githa Sowerby's seldom-produced classic is a powerful exploration of class and gender expectations in revolutionary times.
Livestreaming Monday, October 12th at 7:00pm EST, watch when you like!
Ticket holders may view the recorded reading through Friday, October 16 at 10:00pm, allowing audience members to choose when they watch. All tickets will include a digital program with interviews, articles, and other supplementary materials to enhance the viewing experience. This is a fundraising event for Quintessence Theatre, so all ticket purchases are considered tax-deductible donations.
Interested in seeing more than one reading? Click here to purchase a discounted festival pass!