“Blue Stockings” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

***RECOMMENDED*** Cambridge University, while largely recognized as one of the world’s best academic institutions for obtaining a solid education, has never really been considered a particularly progressive place of study. In the hundreds of years of its history (well over 700), it finally allowed women to enroll as students in 1869, with the foundation of Girton College, created specifically for the bright and fiercely driven women who desired a level of higher learning. While these women were allowed to study, there was no formal degree that they were granted upon the completion of their course work, unlike their male counterparts. This historical injustice is explored in Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s Chicago premiere of playwright Jessica Swale’s “Blue Stockings,” a highly entertaining and refreshingly enlightening play. 3 AND 1/2 SPOTLIGHTS

“Blue Stockings” runs through October 13

The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

Performances: Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM

Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 seniors, $15 students/military

Tickets available at The Den Box Office or call 773-697-3830

More information at

Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

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