The Ivoryton Playhouse is proudly celebrating two centennial birthdays this year! Not only is the Playhouse celebrating a century on stage, but today we recognize a century of achievements by the women who have played a part in shaping our past.
International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honors the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 is the Global Centenary Year.
The Ivoryton Playhouse thanks the strong women whose shoulders the continuing success of the Playhouse rests upon. Your contributions have been, and forever shall be appreciated. Here is to another 100 years of strong women and the arts!