History Comes Alive!
YWCA of Northwest Georgia presents a 90-minute fundraiser performance by the author of Loving Mr. Lincoln: The Personal Diaries of Mary Todd Lincoln, starring Kay duPont and Jeff Disend. Benefitting the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, www.ywcanwga.com.
|A powerful enactment of the most misunderstood and disliked First Lady in American history and the Great Emancipator who was taken from the world too early. Based on meticulous research, the scenes are a historically accurate look at Mary and Abraham Lincoln’s 26 years together. An Evening with Mary and Abraham Lincoln weaves history and imagination into a story of love and ambition to show two of America’s most famous legends as people just like you and me. As historian William C. Davis said, “Kay duPont shows Mary Todd Lincoln as she really was—beauty, warts and all.”
Much to the audience’s pleasure, Mr. Lincoln magically appears in silhouette to share an occasional reminiscence with his wife (both personal and historical), express his heartbreaking thoughts on slavery and the Civil War, and deliver the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address.
When you leave this professionally produced play, you’ll feel like you’ve been inside the life of one of the world’s most famous couples to share their life, love and tragedies. You’ll have learned and laughed, chuckled and cried, smiled and sighed. And you’ll never forget the experience!
|Sunday, October 4, 2009,
Matinee at 2 PM,
Earl Smith Strand Theatre,
Historic Marietta Square