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Ettie's Boys at Holden Street Theatres

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
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Ettie Rout's Story in Adelaide this July
Moore Books together with Holden Street Theatre presents Etties Boys. The play, written by Ian McGrath, is the story Ettie Rout. A great World War One hero whose approach to sex education transcended the era and saved many soldier's lives. This story is a wonderful commemoration to a great pioneering woman.

Directed by Tony Moore Ettie's Boys will run July 11-27 at Holden Street Theatres in Hindmarsh. During World War 1, when women were suggested to wait and knit, Ettie organised the 'Woman's Voluntary Sisterhood to follow the soldiers into war.

When she found out the largest reason for illness among the soldiers was venereal diseases, she began a campaign for abstinence as a solution. For this reason she was named the wickedest woman and for a time it was deemed unlawful to even mention her.

Ettie battled ignorance, conservatism, sexism and prudishness in her fight to stop diseases. She said "Teaching abstinence to soldiers is like controlling a room's temperature by smashing the thermometer."

Producer/Director, Tony Moore said "I have great admiration for Ettie and Pioneering women like her who worked so tirelessly to help fight these wars."

Joanna Webb the actress who plays Ettie said "I am amazed at her energy, stubbornness and her sheer strength of character, she's an amazing woman."

Tickets at venuetix.
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Why? Stage Show
When: July 11-27
Phone: 0400 579 530 or 8225 8888
Where: Holden Street Theatre, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh
Cost: Adults $25, Concession $20, MEAA Member/Fringe Benefits/Group 5 $18-
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