What a Young Wife Ought to Know

by Hannah Moscovitch

March 21 – 25
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Liisa Repo-Martell and David Patrick Flemming / Photo by Timothy Richard

“Five Stars. This superior production, presented at the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival by Halifax-based 2 b theatre company, is simply not to be missed. The 80-minute show bristles with humour, intelligence and big-hearted humanity.” TIMES COLONIST

  • Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 pm

    Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 pm

    Friday, March 24 at 8 pm

    Saturday, March 25 at 8 pm

  • Cast

    Jenny Young
    Rebecca Parent
    Matthew Edison

    Hannah Moscovitch

    Christian Barry

    Lighting Designer
    Leigh Ann Vardy

    Costume Designer
    Leesa Hamilton

    Set Designer
    Andrew Cull

    Stage Manager
    Kate Porter

    Production Manager
    Louisa Adamson

    Assistant Production Manager
    Daniel Oulton

  • 90 minutes / no intermission

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A brave and honest examination of love, sex and fertility, inspired by a movement that sparked a revolution. Set in Canada in the 1920s, it follows the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife, and shines a light into the dark corners of women’s rights and the conjugal bed.

“By giving the women of the 1920s a voice, Moscovitch has given many contemporary women a voice as well… it is an opportunity to contemplate the state of sexual health and freedom in our society today…4 stars (out of 4)” GLOBE & MAIL


“Moscovitch, a 2014 finalist for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, has added a painful, poetic piece of Canadian history to the literature of this country.”  HALIFAX HERALD