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Theatre Arts Program Presents “The Learnéd Ladies” at Westfield State University

 Westfield State University’s Theatre Arts Program will perform the play “The Learnéd Ladies” in the Ely Studio Theatre from Wednesday, November 16 through Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. nightly with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The theatre is located on the second floor of the Ely Campus Center.   

The classic French play “The Learnéd Ladies” is a comedy that creates humor from some of the disputes the title characters have over what they should and should not be doing. The play also depicts genuine family dynamics through scenes of family members fighting for the things they crave. The play is a comedy, but it delves into some serious and relevant contemporary issues.

Director and organizer of “The Learnéd Ladies” Theatre Arts Professor Sabine Klein said the line, “A woman's influence is here to stay,” observed by one of the characters toward the end of highlights the play’s overall message.

“This play reminds us that we create a better world when we can recognize and empower women to succeed and thrive in all areas,” said Professor Klein, who explains that the play addresses the increasing global awareness of the importance of education for women and the growing prominence of women’s roles in societies around the world.

To purchase tickets in advance go to the Ely Campus Center Service Window. Tickets cost $3 for students, $8 for seniors and faculty/staff, and $10 for general admission. Tickets can also be reserved at (413) 572-5682.For more information contact, Professor Sabine Klein at

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