Age of Arousal

Written by:

Linda Griffiths

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 1
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy
Feminist Theatre
Historical

Themes:

19th Century
Feminism
Friendship
History
Romance
Suffragists
Victorian
Women
Work

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2004

Synopsis:

“It’s a time of passion and confusion. Virtue is barely holding down its petticoats. People are bursting their corsets with unbridled desire. It’s 1885, and the typewriter and the suffrage movement are sending things topsy-turvy. In the midst of it all, five ambitious New Women and one Newish Man struggle to find their way. Miss Mary Barfoot runs a school for secretaries with her young lover, Miss Rhoda Nunn. But when the Misses Madden–spinsters Virginia and Alice and beautiful young Monica–arrive, along with the attractive Dr. Everard Barfoot, things can never be the same.” (From the Publisher’s Website)

Characters:

Mary Barfoot / Rhoda Nunn / Virginia Madden / Alice Madden / Monica Maden / Everard Barfoot

First Produced:

2007

Resources:

A digital copy of Age of Arousal can be found on Google Books.

For more information about the playwright and her work, visit the CWPO collection.

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