Students and families can choose from the following times:
- Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30pm
- Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
30 10th St E
St Paul, MN 55101
About the Show
1958. Mary Pat Laffey begins work as a stewardess for Northwest Orient Airlines. While thousands of young women applied for the position, only a handful are chosen. Weighed, measured, trained and smiling, Mary Pat embarks upon a job that she quickly realizes is “unfair.” While her male counterparts can work past the age of 32, Mary Pat and her female cohorts put up with endless weight checks, are prohibited from marrying, can’t wear glasses and must retire when they turn 32.
Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and the birth of feminism, this play tells the story of one woman’s fight over the span of 20 years to transform the lives of the women she works with by joining a union, taking legal actions and changing the consciousness of the men she works with. A stylish, entertaining and relevant piece, Stewardess! tells the story of how one woman stood up to a corporate giant and made a difference.
Children should be 11 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 11. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.
If you do not have access to a ride, call Project SUCCESS and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.
or call Project SUCCESS at (612) 874-7710
Thank you to Project SUCCESS theater partner, History Theatre, for providing tickets to students at no cost.
- Looking back at history, change can seem predestined, or a foregone conclusion. But at the time, in the moment, change required bravery and bold action with no sure outcome. Where does someone like Mary Pat Laffey find the determination to pursue a goal for over 20 years? What sustains someone during a struggle for that long?