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Nicola Pearson Presents:

Staged Reading of “Carried by the Current”

 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.

This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.


Nicola Pearson, Playwright

Show Run Time:

Approx. 2.5 hours

Box Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 10 am to show time. If there is no show, the office closes at 6:00 pm.
On weekends, the office opens 2 hours prior to show time

Special Services:

Wheelchair accessible seats are available through the Ticket Office. The Theatre is not equipped with elevators or escalators. Assisted listening devices or earplugs can be picked up at the complimentary coat check located inside the main doors. Ask an usher to obtain a booster cushion for small children. All services are subject to availability.


All sales are final. Please check your order thoroughly before making your purchase. MBT Members can exchange the value of their tickets for another MBT-presented show of equal value. Tickets must be returned to the Ticket Office before the show for an exchange. Tickets can be donated back to the Theatre at least 24 hours before the show as a tax deductable contribution.

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