What a Young Wife Ought to Know

Written By Hannah Moscovitch
Directed by Christian Barry

Featuring Liisa Repo-Martell, Rebecca Parent, and David Patrick Flemming

Inspired by a movement that sparked a revolution. Set in 1920s Canada, What a Young Wife Ought to Know tells the story of Sophie, a young working-class wife who has a lot to learn about love, sex, and birth control.

“By giving the women of the 1920s a voice, Moscovitch has given many contemporary women a voice as well. What a Young Wife Ought to Know is more than a compelling history lesson, it is an opportunity to contemplate the state of sexual health and freedom in our society today… ★★★ ½ (out of 4)”

-The Globe and Mail

Creative Team

Lighting Design by Leigh Ann Vardy
Costume Design by Leesa Hamilton
Set Design by Andrew Cull
Production Managed by Louisa Adamson

Production History

January 27 – February 8, 2015 – Neptune Theatre, Halifax, NS
March 2017 – Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby, BC
April 2017 – Belfry Theatre, Victoria, BC
January 2018 – Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa, ON
February 2018 – The Grand Theatre, London, ON
March-April 2018 – Crow’s Theatre, Toronto, ON

What a Young Wife Ought to Know is available for touring.