Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters, a charming romp of love convoluted by hidden desires and expectations, showcases our uber-talented BFA Actors and their design colleagues from the BFA Theatre Design and Production programs. Based on Elizabeth Gaskells 1860s serial novel and adapted by UBC Theatre and Film Professor Jacqueline Firkins, Wives and Daughters tells the story of seventeen-year-old Molly, the daughter of a country doctor whose life gets turned upside down. When an overbearing stepmother and an impetuous stepsister move in, they bring with them a unique talent for improving people and a wealth of secrets. A feminist ahead of her time, Gaskell tackles the meaning of love in all its forms and the limitations society places on women as they pursue their desires.
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