Doctor Voynich and Her Children
A Prediction by Leanna Keyes directed by Ashley Hovell
The Off Leash Art Box 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417
Doctor Rue Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the American Heartland dispensing herbal medications. Covertly, they perform abortions, which have been illegal since “the Pence days.” Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.”
This show contains strong language, sexuality, and explicit conversations and depictions of abortion.
Buy Tickets Now! Meet the cast!
Tara Grimmer as Rue Katherine Fredrikson as Fade Audrey Parry as Hannah Lynda J. Dahl as Jess Mel Demulling as Harrison Kendall Kent as swing for Fade and Hannah Meet the creative team!
Ashley Hovell: Director Ryan Lee: Sound Designer Maggie Mae Sulentic: Set Designer Jake Otto: Lighting Designer Martin Sheeks: Production Manager Alicia Smiley: Costumer Shannon TL Kearns: Producer Leanna Keyes: Playwright Meet our Next Step Partners! “UnRestrict Minnesota is a community-supported public awareness campaign that aims to educate and motivate Minnesotans to stay informed about their rights and access to abortion care in the state. A recent poll showed that 82% of Minnesota voters think abortion should not be so political. In spite of this, the state’s legislative code remains littered with a number of antiquated laws enacted by anti-abortion politicians who oppose Minnesotans’ right to decide for themselves whether to continue or end a pregnancy. As attacks on access to safe, legal, and essential reproductive health care sweep through many other states across the country, now is the time to respect women and equality, and protect all of our rights and freedoms.” THEIR ASK: Today we’re asking you to take a quick quiz about the current abortion restrictions in Minnesota. 98% of Minnesotans don’t know the restrictions that exist in our state, and we believe it’s important that people know about the laws affecting their bodies. After taking the quiz, we encourage you to share what you learned on social media (#UnRestrictMN), and sign our pledge to support abortion access on our website: unrestrictmn.org. “NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota aims to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.” Here’s a blurb about the escort program: “Clinic escorting is a powerful way to stand up for reproductive freedom. We are here to help ensure that everyone can access the health care they need safely and without fear or intimidation. We strive to create a compassionate, professional, and calm atmosphere with our presence. As clinic escorts, we provide a physical and emotional barrier between protesters and patients. THEIR ASK: For those who want to join us, we ask you to sign up for future escort training.