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Mundelein’s Kirk Players Invites Residents to Celebrate “Votes for Women”

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women’s right to vote by attending one of the Kirk Players’ special events during this month, January 2020!

In 1920, the ratification of the nineteenth amendment of the U.S. Constitution granted the right to vote to all U.S. citizens regardless of their sex. To honor this historic event, Kirk Players will present the popular suffrage play, “A Woman’s Influence” by Gertrude Jennings. Written in 1909 during the height of the movement, the play explores the topic of conditions for women working in factories and the interesting relationships between men and women during the struggle.

The Kirk Players main event, “Votes for Women Celebration” will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Innovation Park - The Stage, 1950 Innovation Way, West Building in Libertyville. This event is an extended celebration and will include guest speakers and performers professional storyteller Paddy Lynn, Kirk Player performers Jon Matousek as Teddy Roosevelt and Amy Sharer as Susan B. Anthony, special speaker Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim, as well as the historical one-act play, “A Woman’s Influence.” There will be refreshments, raffles and much more!

There are also two other opportunities to preview this historic play: Fremont Public Library in Mundelein on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m., and the Dunn Museum in Libertyville on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free for all events, however, advance registration is required for the main event at Innovation Park via the website at www.kirkplayers.org, by calling 847-521-6192, or email us at tickets@kirkplayers.org.

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