Up: One Man’s Journey to Feminism – An Autobiographical Play in Support of Gender Equality

Sunday Nov. 13, 20, 27, 2:45pm

Happier Valley Comedy, 1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, MA.

What does it take for a man to become a feminist—and why does it matter?  In seven diverse and poignant vignettes from his own life, Peter Pruyn (“prine”), a trauma therapist who works with female survivors, takes us on his journey, including the experiences of attending an all-boys primary school, being the only man in a Women’s Studies class, flying as a pilot in Alaska, interviewing at the trauma unit of a psych hospital, and working in a methadone clinic—culminating in a personal reflection on male privilege as a fundamental barrier to social change.  Along the way, Peter accompanies himself with improvised piano.  Each performance is followed by a period of audience reflections. 

A portion of proceeds will be donated to I Have The Right To, a non-profit organization that supports assault survivors and their families.

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