“FOUR STARS - Strong, heartfelt performances...drama earns resounding ‘yes’ vote” - Winnipeg Free Press
“THE FIGHTING DAYS makes a welcome homecoming at MTC” - CBC
“Never retract, never explain, never apologize – get the thing done and let them howl,” said Nellie McClung, who sets the tone for The Fighting Days, a story about winning the vote for women and finding one’s self in the process. Francis Beynon, a farm girl, comes to the big city to stay with her sister. She lands a job at a local newspaper and is introduced to Nellie, who at first appears quite heroic. Soon, Francis begins to feel that moral concessions are being made by the suffragists in order to serve their own agenda. Powerful and shocking, this Manitoba story will leave you looking at this volatile time in a whole new way.
Approx. running time: 2 hours including intermission
WATCH: CBC Manitoba Scene's preview of The Fighting Days including scene footage and an interview with Sarah Constible (Francis)
READ: The Winnipeg Free Press interviews playwright Wendy Lill and actress Marina Stephenson Kerr (Nellie McClung)
WATCH: CBC Manitoba Scene's behind the scenes interview with director Robb Paterson and set designer Brian Perchaluk