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Drama Mamas will perform 2 shows

Women's history program at IVCC, Ottawa and Streator sites

The Streator Drama Mamas will be performing two different shows in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Members of the Readers’ Theatre Ensemble are performing "Ages & Stages" and "Give Them the Vote!"

"Ages & Stages" is a humorous look at girls and women from babyhood to the teen years to adulthood to life as a senior citizen. This show will be performed 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Reddick Library, 1010 Canal St., Ottawa. The public is invited to this free program.

Meanwhile, the public has several opportunities to see "Give Them the Vote! The History of Women’s Suffrage" about the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. It’s a story of dogged determination and perseverance.

Members of the Drama Mama Ensemble include Kathy Heenan, of Ottawa, and Streator residents Ally Geregova, Charlene Schibrowski, Connie Svoboda and writer/director Donna Stone. The group’s mission is to perform topics dealing with women’s issues.

“Give Them the Vote!” will be performed as part of Illinois Valley Community College’s Women’s History Month programs. Performances are scheduled at noon Tuesday, March 19, in room CTC 124 on the Oglesby campus and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the IVCC Ottawa Center.

Other performances include the JOY (Just Older Youth) group at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Park Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Vermillion St., Streator. Reservations may be made by calling the church office at 8156-673-1526. Cost for lunch is $5. The last performance will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Streator Public Library, 130 S. Park St.

All performances are free and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are recommended by phoning the host sites.

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