Victory at Arnot

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Thursday / March 15, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States
<i>Victory at Arnot</i>
Image credit: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW9948

Tony nominee Maureen Brennan, a professor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, is backed by live music as she tells the true story of Mother Jones and her pot-and-pan brigade of 1899.

Victory at Arnot depicts how a small Pennsylvania coal mining town used nonviolent resistance to win safer working conditions and a living wage. Jones worked alongside William Wilson, an immigrant and former child laborer who later became the first Secretary of Labor of the United States.

The story features original music by Eleanor Aversa, an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music, played by the award-winning sextet What Is Noise. Based on the book by Aversa and Kristen Wall, the performance is appropriate for ages 10 and older.