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What a Young Wife Ought to Know

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By Hannah Moscovitch  |  Produced by 2b theatre company

Set in Ottawa in the 1920s, this story takes us into the lives and bedrooms of women nearly a century ago, repressed by lack of sexual education and freedom. A powerful play by Ottawa’s award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch.


Approx. 75 min

Ticket Info

The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget. 

GCTC also offers adult & student group rates for groups of 10 or more, please call the box office or e-mail us for more information.

Why I chose this play

“Changes to reproductive rights in the U.S. have made this play even more relevant than when it was written. Hannah nails the final movements of this play with her trademark punch.”

— Eric Coates, Artistic Director

Creative Team

Hannah Moscovitch: Playwright

Liisa Repo-Martell: Sophie
Rebecca Parent: Alma
David Patrick Flemming: Johnny

Leigh Ann Vardy: Lighting Designer
Leesa Hamilton: Costume Designer
Andrew Cull: Set Designer
Fiona Jones: Stage Manager
Daniel Oulton: Production Manager
Louisa Adamson: Director of Production
Jess Preece: Assistant Stage Manager
Adrienne Wong: Director


Stages & Pages

The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2017-2018 season.

OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience.

Prologue Series

The GCTC Prologue Series is back for another year of exciting discussions that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage. 

The Prologue Series is free to the public and will take place before the second preview of each production at 6:45pm in the GCTC lobby. Hosted by CBC Television Reporter Sandra Abma, the event takes place on January 17 and the guests include:

The series is free to the public and will taat 6:45 pm in the GCTC lobby. The next event will be hosted by CBC Reporter Sandra Abma and takes place on January 17. Prologue will feature a discussion with guests:

  • Julie White (Women's Rights Activist)
  • Christian Barry (Director)

Earlier Event: November 28
Blind Date
Later Event: March 6
How Black Mothers Say I Love You