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We Won't Sleep

Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights June 15 & 21, 2022
  • Pride Night June 17, 2022

We Won't Sleep

May 31 – July 3, 2022


A new, innovative musical based on the true story of a proud Montanan who became the first congresswoman in United States history.

After a life of public service and suffrage activism, Jeannette Rankin shocks the world when she is elected to Congress in 1916—four years before white women got the right to vote. However, after just a few days in Congress she faces a choice that could destroy her life’s mission.

Through invigorating pop music, We Won’t Sleep theatrically disrupts then and now in an exuberant and inspiring experience by America’s most produced playwright Lauren M. Gunderson and singer, composer and activist Ari Afsar (American Idol, Hamilton), that explores the dream of an equal vote for all Americans, a dream that remains unfulfilled even today.

Single tickets will go on sale on September 23.

Running time is approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

This show contains some mild adult language/content, depictions of gender and racial discrimination and theatrical haze. Appropriate for all ages (Signature does not admit children under 6.)

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  • Upon reopening Signature will also require all audiences (including children) to wear a mask AND provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend all live public performances and events at indoor venues.

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  • Sponsored by Dottie Bennett & Richard Morton

    New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan & Gloria Logan