GRISWOLD: A Benefit Reading

Hosted in the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union, Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents GRISWOLD, a reading benefitting A is For and The Pink House Fund.



by Angela J. Davis
A Benefit Reading
Friday, November 11, 2022
The Great Hall, Cooper Union

On the eve of the sexual revolution, a bold and iconoclastic woman in her sixties will
engineer her own criminal arrest, resulting in the landmark  and now increasingly relevant
Supreme Court case, Griswold v. Connecticut, which establishes a right of sexual privacy and
directly paves the way for other guarantees of liberty, including, on the 60th anniversary of the
Griswold case, the right of same-sex couples to marry.

Fusing magical realism, meta-theatrical elements, comedic truth, and classical docudrama,
Griswold mines the extraordinary events leading to the Griswold v. Connecticut case and the
essential link between the right of sexual privacy and human dignity.


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