Hindle Wakes, by Stanley Houghton, was written in 1910. Set at the height of the woman suffrage movement, Hindle Wakes is a humorous look at social mores 108 years ago. The center of the play is an unmarried young couple, a mill worker, and the son of the mill owner, who take off for a weekend of fun. Despite their best efforts, their parents find out. Reputations are soiled; marriage is on the horizon.
What makes Hindle Wakes shine is Fanny, the young woman. She was a woman ahead of her time, and she'll have none of it. She will steal your heart.
Hindle Wakes caused quite a scandal in 1912. Nevertheless, the play was reprinted eight times.
Actors and directors:
Sir Timothy Farrar Dale Bowers
Mrs. Hawthorn Susan Echols-Orton
Mrs. Jeffcote Pat Haines-Ainsworth
Nathaniel Jeffcote Phillip Keiman
Beatrice Farrar Kpojo Kparyea
Fanny Hawthorn Shawna Lloyd
Alan Jeffcote Ryan Sanders
Christopher Hawthorn Tom Stewart
Stage directions Maggie Larrick