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The Lincoln Northeast theater is doing a production of the play The Mother of Us All by Gertrude Stein in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. Showtimes are at 7:30pm from October 8-11. You can purchase your tickets at the door:  $5 for adults and $2 for elementary students.You can also get in free with a student activity pass.

The actors have had practice every week since the beginning of school in August and worked really hard on the show. Kiley Pham, a junior, shares “My favorite part about practice is getting to know my character as well as the other cast.” 

As celebration of the hundredth anniversary, theater teacher Mr. Bruce Chapman chose this play. It takes us back to the 1900s where women were not allowed to vote. It follows the story of activist Susan B. Anthony and her journey through women’s suffrage. 

At LNE, the theater is a black box theater. The audience members get to sit around the actors, making it a very intimate experience. “You should come to watch the play to support the actors, who worked hard. Live theater is an experience like nothing else,” says Mr. Chapman, “and especially in here, the black box theater, where the audience is all around the actors.”