Editor's note: The Sterling show on March 26 has been posted. New date to be announced.

Local residents will have two chances to see Michele LaRue perform "Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire."

LaRue will be at Clinton's Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut St., on Wednesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m., and at a show hosted by Sterling's Conant Public Library Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m., at Chocksett Middle School, 40 Boutelle Road.

One hundred years ago, American women won the vote . . . after a 72-year-long fight. "Someone Must Wash the Dishes" looks at the arguments against women voting.

Part one of "Someone Must Wash the Dishes" was written in 1912, by Marie Jenney Howe, a prominent pro-Suffragist and Unitarian minister. In her “An Anti-Suffrage Monologue,” Howe satirizes arguments seen as accurate in her day, which are laughable today. Her fictional “Anti” sincerely believes being a “womanly woman” will keep the home intact and save the nation from anarchy.

“The character is charming, obsessed, oblivious—stylish in her wardrobe, but muddled in debate. What her husband tells her goes in one ear and out her mouth,” said actress LaRue.