In the late 1800s, in a small town in Texas, Martha McWhirter led a group of women away from life with their abusive husbands and towards financial independence and great success. The women, all from wealthy white families, professed “sanctification” as a way to stop sleeping with their husbands and to stop taking their money. They sold eggs, butter, and cheese; chopped firewood; and did laundry to raise money for their common fund. Eventually the women moved in together, creating the first safe house for battered women in this country. This play is a dramatization of their story and is being read at the Mount Baker Theatre in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A short discussion will follow the staged reading.
Donations at the door go to benefit the Bellingham Domestic Violence Commission.
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