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Wives on Strike

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In "Wives on Strike," Lillian Sutton Pelée presents a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of the challenges faced by women in marriages marked by inequality and abuse. The novel follows a group of women who join together to protest against their husbands' mistreatment and demand respect and equality in their relationships.

Pelée's writing is engaging and emotional, drawing readers into the struggles and triumphs of the characters as they navigate difficult situations and fight for their rights. The story is both heartbreaking and inspiring, shedding light on the importance of standing up against injustice and empowering oneself.

The themes of domestic violence, gender equality, and female empowerment are handled with sensitivity and nuance, making "Wives on Strike" a compelling and timely read. Pelée's storytelling is both gripping and enlightening, shining a spotlight on the often hidden struggles faced by women in abusive relationships.

Overall, "Wives on Strike" is a poignant and important novel that deserves to be read and discussed, offering a powerful message of strength, solidarity, and resilience in the face of adversity.

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The "Wives' Welfare Club" is meeting together so they may air grievances about their husbands and the inequality that women experience.  During this meeting the wives decide to "go on Strike" and nominate Jane Spink to be the test case.  Betty, who is a newlywed of only 30 days, boasts of her husband's perfect qualities and is amused at the other wives' complaints.  However, as she returns home she realizes she just might end up on strike as well! - Summary by Jenn BrodaCast List: Betty Albright, a bride: Adrienne Prevost Thornton Albright, her husband, an architect: Andrew Kennedy Reynold Windburn, Betty's admirer: Anthony Joseph Lily de Longpre, a vampire: Jenn Broda Clara Collins, Betty's friend: Michele Eaton Jane Spink, Betty's aunt: WendyKatzHiller Bob Spink, Betty's uncle: Alan Mapstone Patricia Duggan, President of Wives' Welfare Club: Anna Maria Tom Duggan, her husband, a business man: Mason Lewis Ura Lamb, Treasurer of Wives' Welfare Club: TJ Burns Jim Lamb, her husband, a professor of philosophy: Larry Wilson Shesha Nut, member of Wives' Welfare Club: Devorah Allen Polly, a parrot: ToddHW Stage Directions: TR Love Edited by Jenn Broda

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