It's not very often that feminist topics are explored in Calgary's theater scene. Aside from the yearly Vagina Monologues show, you've gotta dig pretty deep to find feminist plays in this conservative cow-town.
That's why I'm pretty excited about Urban Curvz new double-bill - two plays that tackle the changing politics of gender.
"The Russian Play" is about a young woman’s relationship to love in 1920's revolutionary Russia. "Essay" is about the politics of women in history, as seen by a young student caught between two men in her decision to write about a little-known female historical figure.
The plays run April 29 to May 9 at the Pumphouse Theatre. Click here for more info.