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Angels Theatre Company and Her Voice Matters
January 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What: Angels Theatre Company and Her Voice Matters announce a Forum on Women and Leading Change
When: Thursday, January 5th at 6PM
Where: First Plymouth Congregational Church in Mayflower Hall,
Angels Theatre Company (ATC) and Her Voice Matters are pleased to present a community forum
entitled Predicting a Revolution: How one woman’s vision and persistence changed the world. The
forum, moderated by State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks, features inventor and designer Margaret
(Meg) Crane and playwright Jennifer Blackmer. Crane is the under-known inventor of the home
pregnancy test. Blackmer’s play PREDICTOR , about Crane and her invention of the home pregnancy
test, will have its world premiere performance in Lincoln at the Johnny Carson Theatre in the Lied
Center for Performing Arts in February.
Pansing Brooks will lead a discussion with Meg Crane and Jennifer Blackmer on the history of how the
home pregnancy test was created and the adaptation of that story into the forthcoming world premiere
play. The trio will also speak to the impact of the invention and how this simple device sparked a quiet
revolution in women’s healthcare and women’s autonomy. Crane’s invention was largely uncredited at
the time and was revealed in a 2016 New York Times Opinion article entitled “Could Women Be Trusted
With Their Own Pregnancy Tests?” The article also served as Blackmer’s inspiration for contacting
Crane and writing the play.
The forum is scheduled for January 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM in Mayflower Hall at First Plymouth
Congregational Church and is free to attend and open to the public. Contact Timothy Scholl with Angels
Theatre Company for more information Reservations may be made at:
Blackmer’s play PREDICTOR opens Friday February 10, 2023 at the Carson Theatre in the Lied Center
for Performing Arts in Lincoln. The play will be presented February 10-19, 2023. Performances begin at
7:30 PM with Matinees on Sunday February 12 and 19 beginning at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $28.00 and
may be purchased online at https://www.liedcenter.org/event/predictor-world-premiere or at the Lied
Center Box Office.