Jeanette Rankin: Champion of Persistence

  • Jan 20 - 22, 2023
  • The Screening Room

    127 East Congress Street
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
Ticket Price $0.00-$12.00 This event is now over

Jeannette Rankin’s name should be one we all know, after all she was the first woman elected to US Congress! But since we don’t, I didn’t anyway, JEANNETTE RANKIN: CHAMPION OF PERSISTENCE offers us a snapshot of her life from her youth to her maturity. It includes her battle for suffrage, her election to US Congress, the painful vote to oppose Woodrow Wilson’s War to keep the world safe for Democracy. Our story includes her brave alignment with the copper miners after the 1917 explosion in the Speculator mine near Butte, MT and in 1941, after a second successful election, her lonely vote to keep the US out of WWII. Finally after her world travels, Jeannette’s last  battle, to bring the US troops home from Vietnam. The story of Jeannette’s long life offers us a unique slice of US History, and is a lesson in how our Democracy does or doesn’t work. You decide.

Content Warning: All Ages, Loud Noises, Bright or Flashing Lights, Depictions or Discussions of Violence, Strong Political Content.

Artist Bio: J Emily Peabody is a community theater actress out of Minneapolis, MN. Her real career was with Hennepin County Library for 29 years. One day while looking for a story to go with a 1915 musical sensation, a book on Jeannette Rankin fell into her hands. “Perfect!” and “I love this woman!” evolved into a 2018 Minnesota Fringe Show. In 2019 the show hit the road to fringes in Kansas City, MO, Indianapolis, IN and Elgin, IL. Ms Peabody is delighted to get a chance to share JR’s story with the audiences of Tucson.

Date & Time

Jan 20 - 22, 2023

Venue Details

The Screening Room

127 East Congress Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701 The Screening Room
Tucson Fringe Festival

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