Review On Ladies


Leigh Kennicott

Leigh Kennicott

Registered Critic


Although there is little in the way of linear narrative, this examination of 18thCentury Femininity contains plenty of thought-provoking moments. Four actresses – Meghan Andres, Carie Kawa, Jully Lee and Tracey A. Leigh – do a wonderful job bringing their respective 18thCentury “Bluestockings” to life. For those as unskilled as I am, the Bluestockings were creative women, far ahead of their time in their attitudes. Playwright Kit Steinkellner has condensed 100 years of activism into illustrative lives of the four, yet worries her subjects into subjective moments that seemed to go with her own interpretation of their “proto-feminist” views. Steinkellner’s words spill out of their mouths through the devise of donning red sunglasses, which were non-existent in the 18thcentury. In my view, the attempt to portray her own doubts and fears to contextualize her play decentralizes the women themselves as subjects.