Northwestern University's Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science proudly presents an ETOPiA production.

Mill Girls

Northwestern University's Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is proud to present an ETOPiA production.

Book by: Samantha Beach
Music and lyrics by: Diana Lawrence
Conceived and directed by: Jess McLeod
Featuring: Northwestern alumni writer, director, and performers

Made possible by: The Barry and Mary Ann MacLean Fund for Art and Engineering, Northwestern’s Materials Research Center, and Northwestern Engineering.

Synopsis

Mill Girls, a new musical examining women’s roles in the US Industrial Revolution, will run as a staged reading workshop. During the first weekend, actors will read from the scripts and sing to perform a working version of the musical. Using audience feedback, the writers will rework certain scenes and present a revised version during the second weekend.

Written by Northwestern University alumna Samantha Beach, Mill Girls is the story of a group of young women in the 1840s who leave home to work in a Lowell, Massachusetts textile mill. As industrialism mounts, the women spur a workers’ and women’s rights movement.

Dates/Times

  • Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m.

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Location

Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
Basement prototyping and fabrication lab
2133 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL

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Ticket Price

Admission is free and reservations are highly recommended.