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Bull in a China Shop

Fierce feminist Mary Woolley becomes the president of Mount Holyoke College in 1901, on a crusade to stop training pious wives and start giving women a real education. The students respond, even starting a fan club for Woolley’s longterm romance with teacher Jeannette Marks. But leading a revolution from inside an institution isn’t easy, and neither is maintaining a relationship through years of challenges and change. Inspired by real letters between Woolley and Marks, this fast-paced comedy asks: What is revolution? What does it mean to be at odds with the world? And how the hell do we grow old together?
FOUR STARS "Bull in a China Shop does the sisterhood proud! Heartbreaking, hilarious and delectable."
— Time Out New York


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"Woolley’s persona is whisked into 21st-century vivacity by Turner’s writing, director Dawn Monique Williams’ skill in her Aurora debut, and the beautiful acting of both Stacy Ross as Woolley and Leontyne Mbele-Mbong as Jeannette Marks." Raves from Berkeleyside! Shows continue this week--get tickets! bit.ly/BULLAurora

The play brings the life of Mary Woolley, the first female president of Mount Holyoke College, and her longstanding partner, English Professor Jeannette Marks, into focus.
"'Bull in a China Shop’ shatters notions of fragility...a very fun, complicated, roller-coaster romance." High praise for Bryna Turner's BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, directed by Dawn Monique Williams! Shows continue through this weekend and run until December 8th. You won't want to miss this electric piece. Get tix: bit.ly/BULLAurora

Stacy Ross (left) plays Mount Holyoke College President Mary Woolley, who transforms the school, and Leontyne Mbele-Mbong is fellow academic Jeanette Marks in Aurora Theatre Company's…
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