Emma’s Parlor is a play about the life and times of Emma Goldman, who was born to a Jewish family in 1860’s Russia.
The show begins with Emma’s emigration to the U.S. in 1885, and moves through her life as a factory worker, anarchist and lecturer. Toy theater and puppets employ illustrations from the late 19th and early 20th century.
Artists Martina Plag and Lorna Howley use everyday objects one might find in a parlor, of that same period, as playing spaces. A phonograph becomes a café filled with anarchists, a radio serves as Emma’s lectern and a bird cage becomes a prison.
PA - Philadelphia
$6-$10 per person,$20 & up per person
Middle School & Teens,Parents
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