The Veiled Monologues and Bicycling for Ladies

Cover Stories: What’s under the veil, at Yale. Musical cycling at the Cabaret.
By Christopher Arnott, New Haven Advocate 10/17/07

(Review of “The Veiled Monologues” – 8 p.m. Oct. 23-27 at the New Theater, 1156 Chapel St., New Haven
“Bicycling for Ladies” Oct. 18-20 at the Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St., New Haven.)

“Dutch actress Adelheid Roosen was inspired to create The Veiled Monologues while appearing in a production of The Vagina Monologues. She even credits Eve Ensler’s iconic empowerment show in Veiled’s first few lines. But then the lines start to blur. The Veiled Monologues is concerned with faith as much as feminine identity, focusing on assimilation stories of immigrant Muslim women….

“One of the distinctions of the world-premiere Bicycling for Ladies—about women’s suffrage in the 1890s, with book and lyrics by Dorothy Fortenberry and music by Colin Wambsgans—is that it’s set in New Haven. It was here, after all, where a groundbreaking bicycle designed by Frenchman Pierre Lallement was patented, and where the invention was recognized as a harbinger of social revolution. Attention, take-back-the-streets advocates from the Critical Mass bike klatsch—has the Yale Cabaret got a show for you!” Posted by: Tanya


One response to “The Veiled Monologues and Bicycling for Ladies

  1. Give me an old cool bicycle, and I’ll ride around the city for days.

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