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Posted by on Mar 9, 2009 in Our Work

Peace Plays

One way to interest new people in working toward peace may be through the use of drama and humour.

We offer two plays written by long time VOW member Shirley Farlinger that you might use at your next event.

The first one is the “Five Person’s Pink Tea.” It is performed by five women dressed in the style of the 1920s. Using some of the historic words of the Famous Five as they await the decision of the Privy Council in London, England, about their request to be regarded as “persons” in the law about admitting women to the Senate in Canada. Five women, a tea table, a pink cover and a narrator are required. Young women are intrigued to learn of this part of our history now transformed into a lasting memorial on Parliament Hill. Time about 15 minutes.


The second play “1325: The Key to Peace” is about Resolution 1325, that amazing United Nations Resolution passed by consensus in the Security Council, October 31, 2000. Three women from the Peace Room enter the War Room, using their 1325 key, where three men are plotting war. This will take about 30 minutes. New ad libs are welcome. Celebrate the tenth anniversary of 1325 by staging this play for the public.

The scripts for the two plays are available by emailing the