When a Nebraska farmer dies at the end of a rope in his bedroom, and the county Sheriff and young D.A. show up to investigate, their particularly male point of view might be blinding them to clues that are right before the womenfolks' eyes. In this classic one-act play by early 20th century breakthrough Feminist playwright and novelist, Susan Glaspell, gender roles are as much a factor in solving a murder as are the knitting needles and dirty kitchen towels and dead canary that point to a caged life set free. Or was it?
The recording of this play was made possible by a generous grant from OUT WEST GARAGE of Petaluma, California. (outwestgarage.com)