The Theater of the First Amendment will present the world premiere of “Can’t Scare Me: The Story of Mother Jones at Washington, D.C.’s Atlas Performing Arts Center beginning with preview performances Oct. 12 and 13 and running through Oct. 30.
OBIE Award-winner Kaiulani Lee portrays Mother Jones in a riveting solo performance about the early days of the American Labor Movement. Mother Jones was called “the most dangerous woman in America,” and “educated, agitated, and organized” on behalf of child laborers, coal miners, steel workers, and all working people.
Through an artful blend of history, biography, and a liberal dose of Mother Jones’s famous wit, “Can’t Scare Me” brings out some urgent issues of yesterday and today in a riveting, passionate, and fiery solo performance.
The Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and the Labor Heritage Foundation (LHF) are co-sponsoring a special matinee on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the matinee but because there is a union discount the fee will be $20.