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Wilson’s Girl: Unpacking the Beef in a Minnesota Town (Play)
January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The East Side Freedom Library invites you to a staged reading of a new play which explores Minnesota labor history:
Wilson’s Girl: Unpacking the Beef in a Minnesota Town
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2PM
In November, 1959, somebody on the sausage line at the Wilson’s plant in Albert Lea, MN, refused to stay and work overtime. His move catalyzed events that would lead to a national strike and to rifts between people in Albert Lea that still exist today. Eva Barr’s play is based on Cheri Register’s acclaimed memoir, PACKINGHOUSE DAUGHTER. “Wilson’s Girl” looks at these events from the viewpoint of a fourteen year old girl. The script includes contemporary teenage inquiry to explore some of the social and economic divides that continue to confound rural America.
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East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul
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