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ANN AND ME: or the big bad abortion play
ANN AND ME: or the big bad abortion play

Fri, Jun 28

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Carnegie

ANN AND ME: or the big bad abortion play

presents “Ann and Me: or the big bad abortion play” a solo play written and performed by Jessica Bashline and directed by Margaret M. Ledford

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Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Carnegie, 25 W Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106, USA

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About the event

ANN AND ME: or the big bad abortion play

Written and Performed by Jessica Bashline

Directed by Margaret M. Ledford

presents “Ann and Me: or the big bad abortion play” a solo play written

and performed by Jessica Bashline and directed by Margaret M. Ledford

Jessica is a middle aged, middle income, mostly average white lady– who has had abortions.

And those abortions led her to study the history of abortion in the United States– because she’s

a bit of a nerd. And then she wrote a really big play about Ann Lohman– an Abortionist in the

1800’s and all around badass! And she thought that the abortion chapter of her life was closed,

she was almost menopausal after all… But then came Dobbs. And Jessica realized that having

written a play about the history of legal abortion in the United States made her an expert in a

niche part of legal history that was all of a sudden very important. “Ann and Me: or The Big Bad

Abortion” takes us on an interactive journey through time to empower and entertain.

“Ann and Me: or the big bad abortion play”, WINNER “Best Storyteller” at the United Solo

Festival 2023; was developed at American Theater Northwest in Bellingham Washington under

the direction of Artistic Director, Evan Mueller. It was also a part of the 2023 Cold Read Festival

at Syracuse Stage.

Jessica Bashline (Playwright & Performer): other plays include Wickedest Woman; The story of Ann

Lohman, midwife and abortionist in the 1800’s in NYC. Finalist, Scrap Mettle Arts Playwrights Festival,

1 st Production January 2019 NYC, published by Next Stage Press. Garden of Memories: Runner Up W.

Keith Hedrick Award at HRC Showcase Theater and Semi-Finalist, Trustus New Playwrights Festival.

Jessica is also a director and producer. Jessica is a professor at the University of Miami.

Margaret M. Ledford (Director) is the Artistic Director of City Theatre in Miami. She has directed

in the South Florida region, including Promethean Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks,

GableStage, Florida Reparatory Theatre, Naked Stage, New Theatre,  Mosaic Theatre, Caldwell

Theatre Company, Florida Stage, Island City Stage, Thinking Cap Theatre.

Tickets

  • General Admission

    From $15.00 to $20.00
    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
    • $15.00
      +$0.38 service fee

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