A Feminist Victorian revenge play. Finally.
It’s Victorian England and Jack the Ripper is on the loose. The police have very few leads as to the identity of this serial killer with a penchant for prostitutes. So what are three savvy ladies-of-the-night to do? Step one: Learn to fight. Step two: Take down Jack the Ripper themselves! This is revisionist history at it’s best: told through a feminist lens and with plenty of action. This sexy, silly, and touching play will leave you feeling empowered and ready to take on the world!
ILL THE RIPPER turns the hunter into the hunted as a trio of women learn to protect themselves from the mysterious killer preying on their friends and colleagues. Queer themes of friendship, love, and mutual aid permeate this revisionist take on the notorious string of murders that plagued London at the end of the 19th century. Whip-smart, uproariously funny, and on the bleeding edge of cool, this charming and clever play debuted in Canada just two years ago, and We Happy Few is excited to be staging the American premiere.
Tickets are $25 and are available through the website https://www.wehappyfewdc.com/killtheripper