We are thrilled to present you with a crossword puzzle that was designed and imagined by Hilary Drummond, one of our board members, to celebrate women's suffrage! We give it to you to occupy your fall moments dreaming of summer suffragists! Download the puzzle grid, download the clues, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the answers.
More fun: Send us a picture of yourself doing the puzzle and we will "randomly" select three people to each get two tickets to next season (though to be honest, we will be well-disposed if the pictures amuse us)!
Here is Hilary's letter about the puzzle (be warned: the puzzle has American spellings and some dates more connected to American Suffrage, so don't be fooled):
[the puzzle] celebrates the centennial of women’s constitutional right to vote in the state of New York (1917–2017). A brief note on the puzzle’s title: The Revolution became the official publication of the National Woman Suffrage Association, formed in New York in 1869 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony with the intention to secure women’s voting rights through constitutional amendment. The newspaper was published weekly from January 1868 until February 1872 under the motto “Principle, not policy; Justice, not favors.” Beginning with the second edition, the following was added: “Men, their rights and nothing more; Women, their rights and nothing less.” Later editions were amended to: “THE TRUE REPUBLIC: Men, their rights and nothing more; Women, their rights and nothing less.”
Thanks so much to Hilary for this gift!
This blog hopes to give our audience and community insight into Two Planks and a Passion Theatre's daily processes as well as background on the amazing stories being portrayed this year. We'll also keep you posted with the Theatre's special events and interesting folks!