he Nellie McClung Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, present ‘Let Them Howl’ by Sharon Bajer at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Based on the infamous mock parliament that set the stage for some Manitoba women to successfully gain the right to vote, this play is a retelling and re-enactment of the famous ‘mock-parliament’ play that featured Nellie McClung and her peers in the Political Equality League.
Originally performed at the Walker Theatre, now the Burton Cummings Theatre, the performance of the original play was a turning point in the struggle for suffrage. Playwright Sharon Bajer, has brought together Nellie’s writings and news from the day to create this cheeky story of a group of women who took on the roles of men and assured the audience, in mocking what they had just head from the Premier, “Nice men do not want to vote.”
The encore performance of the play will be performed by future trailblazers from Manitoba and raise funds for the Nellie McClung Trailblazer Scholarships. These awards are for female students considering careers in the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), business or underrepresented trades.