The Fighting Days

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote with a play about some of the fierce Canadian women who were a part of the fight. Set in Winnipeg between 1910- 1917, The Fighting Days follows real life characters Francis Beynon and Nellie McClung. Suddenly, Canada is involved in World War I and the conscription crisis divides the suffragists: should all women have the vote, or just Dominion-born women who are sending their husbands and sons off to battle? Should women use their votes to push for conscription or lobby for a swift end to the war?

The Fightings Days opens in St. Catharines and then will tour across the Niagara Region, including Welland, Vineland, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Pelham & Ridgeway.

Educators!  Download a copy of our study guide for The Fighting Days to bring the experience in your classrooms!


The Cast
(In order of appearance)
Darren Keay as George McNair
Jenny L. Wright as Nellie McClung
Christina Nicolaou as Lillian Beynon
Reanne Spitzer as Francis Beynon

St. Catharines
Co-Presented by FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
October 27 – November 4, 2016
Buy Tickets!

Welland Community Wellness Complex
145 Lincoln Street, Welland
Monday November 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Call (905) 735-1700 x4000 for tickets.

Southridge Community Church
3970 Glendale Avenue, Vineland
Tuesday November 8, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
For individual & group tickets please email

Port Colborne
Roselawn Centre
296 Fielden Avenue, Port Colborne
Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
For tickets please call (905) 834-7572

Wainfleet Township Public Library
31909 Park Street, Wainfleet
Thursday November 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Limited tickets will be available at the library starting October 24, 2016.

Old Pelham Town Hall
491 Canborough Road, Pelham
Friday November 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts
209 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway
Saturday November 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Thank you to our community partners

Ontario Trillium FoundationOntario Arts Council     FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre   City of St. CatharinesNiagara Region    PenFinancial  Town of PelhamCOGECO_TV_Logo_RGB


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