WIVES AND DAUGHTERS

WIVES AND DAUGHTERS
BY JACQUELINE FIRKINS

Adapted from a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell

Directed by Courtenay Dobbie  

(World Premiere)

— HONESTY IS RELATIVE, BUT RELATIVES AREN’T ALWAYS HONEST. —

Based on Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1860’s serial novel and adapted by UBC Theatre and Film Professor Jacqueline Firkins, Wives and Daughters tells the story of seventeen year old Molly, the daughter of a country doctor, whose life gets turned upside down when an overbearing stepmother and an impetuous stepsister move in, bringing with them a unique talent for improving people and a wealth of secrets. A feminist ahead of her time, Gaskell tackles the meaning of love in all its forms and the limitations society places on women as they pursue their desires.

November 9 – 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd.
Performances Wednesday-Saturday; Preview: November 8; Opening Night Reception: November 9; Post-Show Talkback: November 15, 2017