Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer

Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer is a feminist comedy trilogy featuring Amelia Weatherbeaten (Caroline Reck) and Eleanor Dangerbottom (Cami Alys) as Victorian-era Lady Explorers and Spokeswomen for Hartman’s Hygenic Towellettes for Ladies, the first commercially available menstrual products for women. They travel around the world at the turn of the 19th century, hocking their products and lecturing hilariously on topics of interest to the Ladies Society for Ladies, Where Ladies Share Knowledge with Ladies. (That’s you.)

The topic for Session Three is Riding your Bicycle to Freedom and Other Lofty Apogee. This original show features characters from history that were part of the bicycle movement in the later 19th century. Amelia Bloomer (Courtney Hopkin) popularized the wearing of trousers for women, Annie Kopchovsky (Indigo Rael) rode her bicycle around the world during a time when few women traveled alone at all, and Charlotte Smith (Sonnet Blanton) was a suffragette and the feisty president of the Women’s Rescue League, which advocated against the riding of bicycles by women, for fear it would lead them down the slippery slope to prostitution.

Season 1: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer

Amelia Weatherbeaten  Caroline Reck

Eleanor Dangerbottom Cami Alys

Sound by K. Eliot Haynes  Lighting by Natalie George  Costumes provided by Pam Friday  Scenic Design by Caroline Reck

Additionally Featuring Connor Hopkins, Noel Gaulin and Jay Byrd

 

Session 2: Lecturing the Society of Learned Ladies

Amelia Weatherbeaten Caroline Reck

Eleanor Dangerbottom Cami Alys

Grand Dames of the Society for Learned Ladies Jay Byrd and Rudy Ramirez

Sound by K. Eliot Haynes  Lighting by Sadie Langenkamp  Costumes by Pam Friday  Scenic Design by Caroline Reck

 

Session 3: Riding Your Bicycle to Freedom and Other Lofty Apogee

Amelia Weatherbeaten Caroline Reck

Eleanor Dangerbottom Cami Alys

Amelia Bloomer Courtney Hopkin

Annie Kopchovsky Indigo Rael

Charlotte Smith Sonnet Blanton

the Hostess of the Society for Ladies Jay Byrd

Sound by Taylor Juarez and K. Eliot Haynes Lighting by Sadie Langenkamp  Costumes by Pam Friday and Monica Pasut  Scenic by Caroline Reck