Kirk Players Celebrates 'Votes for Women'

Submitted by Kirk Players
Posted12/31/2019 9:54 AM

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women's right to vote by attending one of Kirk Players' special events during the month of January 2020.

In 1920 the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granted the right to vote to all U.S. citizens regardless of their sex. To honor this historic event, Kirk Players will present the popular suffrage play "A Woman's Influence" by Gertrude Jennings. Written in 1909 during the height of the movement, the play explores the topic of conditions for women working in factories and the interesting relationships between men and women during the struggle.


The main event, "Votes for Women Celebration" will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Innovation Park -- The Stage, 1950 Innovation Way, West Building, in Libertyville. This event is an extended celebration and will include guest speakers and performers, professional storyteller Paddy Lynn, Kirk Player performers Jon Matousek as Teddy Roosevelt and Amy Sharer as Susan B. Anthony, Writer/Poet Jayme Marsh and special speaker Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim, as well as the historical one-act play "A Woman's Influence." There will be refreshments, raffles and more.

There are also two opportunities to preview this historic play: at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein; and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Dunn Museum, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville.

Admission is free for all events, but advance registration is required for the main event at Innovation Park at, by calling (847) 521-6192, or by email at

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