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Cottey College Theatre Presents The Sweet Science of Bruising

Date Posted: October 31, 2023 Author: Randon Coffey

Cottey College Theatre Department presents “The Sweet Science of Bruising”, November 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Auditorium on the campus of Cottey College. Tickets are available at and at the door.  The ticket cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. A livestream will be available at 7:30 p.m. on for $10.

Synopsis: London 1869: Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring. As their lives begin to intertwine, their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs.

The play deals with topics of feminism, domestic violence, suicide, abortion and the inequality of women and is not suggested for small children, parental guidance is suggested.

This play is entered in the American College Theater Festival. Proceeds from ticket sales will help with costs to take students to the regional festival in Des Moines, Iowa in January of next year.  A silent auction will be available for production banners which will also help to fund the expenses of the play festival.

For more information, contact Professor Laura Chaney @

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