September 15 – 17
The Theatre on King is excited to present Voices, by Hortense Flexner
Voices is a short play written in 1916 by poet Hortense Flexner. Two young girls meet on the steps of the of the shattered church sacred to Joan of Arc in Domremy, France and talk about war, women and the future.
Poet and playwright Hortense Flexner was born to a prominent Louisville, Kentucky family. Flexner attended Bryn Mawr College for one year, then transferred to the University of Michigan from which she earned a B.A. (1907) and a M.A. (1910). The University of Louisville (KY) awarded her an honorary doctorate in 1971. For a brief time after college she was employed by the Louisville Herald. After marrying artist Wyncie King, she and King moved to Philadelphia where he was a cartoonist for the Saturday Evening Post and she was an editor. From 1926 to 1940 she taught at Bryn Mawr and later taught at Sarah Lawrence College from which she retired in 1950. Throughout her teaching career her poetry was published in magazines such as Harper’s, The Atlantic, The Masses, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Poetry.
Director – Ryan Kerr
Featuring Samuelle Weatherdon and Lydia Etherington.