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What a Young Wife Ought to Know ()

Produced by

2b Theatre Company

Presented by

Crow’s Theatre

Playwright: Hannah Moscovitch
Director: Christian Barry


Streetcar Crowsnest – The Guloien Theatre


March 20th, 2018 – April 7th, 2018


Set in 1920s Ottawa, What a Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who has a lot to learn about love, sex, and birth control. An examination of the destructive shame enacted upon women in western society for centuries via the withholding of knowledge, What a Young Wife Ought to Know is also a sensual, sometimes funny, love story. Sophie’s journey through womanhood and motherhood is sometimes tragic, sometimes ridiculous, and always recognizable. (


Liisa Repo-Martell Performer
Rebecca Parent Performer
David Patrick Flemming Performer

Creative Team

Hannah Moscovitch Playwright
Christian Barry Director
Leigh Ann Vardy Lighting Designer
Leesa Hamilton Costume Designer
Andrew Cull Set Designer
Casey Hudecki Fight Director


Fiona Jones Stage Manager
Daniel Oulton Production Manager
Louisa Adamson Director of Production
Clemence Farvau Production Assistant