GENESEO — 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment was passed by Congress granting women the right to vote.
To commemorate this anniversary, the Livingston County Historical Society and SUNY Geneseo Women’s and Gender Studies Program are teaming up to bring Susan B. Anthony back to life on stage on the campus of SUNY Geneseo with "Susan B. Anthony: Is it a Crime to Vote?" Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Austin Theater, SUNY Geneseo. The event will benefit for the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum.
Performed by living history actress Christina Rausa, “Anthony” delivers her famous Stump and True Woman Speeches and describes her life-long affiliation with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. During the performance, Susan B. Anthony votes in the 1872 presidential election, is arrested for voting, and stands trial. Also depicted is Anthony's life-long affiliation with Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
This one-hour dramatization of Susan B. Anthony will be followed by a Question & Answer session after the 7:30 p.m. performances. A special panel will follow the 2 p.m. show and will be open to the public with preference given to ticket holders of any show. Moderated by Dr. Cathy Adams, panel members will include Deborah Hughes, CEO and President of the Susan B Anthony House, actress Christina Rausa, and Drs. Justin Behrend and Stacey Robertson.
Tickets are on sale now online at www.livingstoncountyhistoricalsociety.com and in Geneseo at Touch of Grayce and David Mann Jewelers.
Adults-$18 presale/$20 day of.
Students & Seniors-$8 presale/$10 day of.
Patrons of $25 or more receive preferred seating.
Patrons $25, Suffragettes $50, Crusaders $100.
For more information about this event contact Anna Kowalchuk, Museum Administrator for the Livingston County Historical Society and Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-243-9147.