The Department of Theatre at Meredith College has coined this season “A Season of Fierce Women.” This season includes two plays (Roe and The Wolves), Carrie: The Musical and an original work by student playwrights titled Women @ Work. The first show, Roe, will be running from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 and 2 at 2 p.m.
When asked about the decision to have fierce women as the theme of this season, Assistant Professor of Theatre Lormarev Jones said, “This is [the] department's first full-out, no-masks season since 2019, so we wanted to program a season of shows with (Meredith) strong, fierce, fearless female characters at the helm.” Jones also stated that if you “pick an issue facing our country today, [...] women are in the center of it. The pandemic really opened a lot of eyes to the magnitude of the unpaid labor of women that keeps the country functioning.”
Concerning how these three works specifically reflect the theme of “fierce women,” Jones stated, “Roe tells the history of the landmark case and the events that followed. The Wolves follows the training sessions of an indoor soccer team, and Carrie: The Musical is based on the infamous first novel by Stephen King, which follows a young woman coming of age.”
Jones hopes that “all students that come to see our shows see themselves reflected in a character on stage.” Showtimes and more information about each show are available on the Meredith Theatre’s current season webpage.
By Freya Dahlgren, Features Editor