I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone, Living History Performance
Sunday, March 22 at 3 pm
Suitable for all ages. Runs approx. 60 minutes.
Tickets: $20 | $10 Students
Celebrate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage at this event at the James!
Challenging discrimination is not easy; Lucy Stone was never one to take the easy road. The ﬁrst woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, Lucy was an ardent supporter of human rights. Always ﬁerce, her belief that women and men be equal was evident in both her political and personal endeavors. Her message inspired thousands to join the suffrage movement; even Susan B. Anthony credits Lucy’s impassioned speeches for her involvement. As a scholar, Lucy studied Greek and Hebrew, insisting that ancient scriptures had been mistranslated to objectify women. As a wife, Lucy refused to take her husband’s name, becoming the ﬁrst to do so in the nation, and leading to the moniker of “Lucy Stoner” to describe a woman who does just that! In this fiery presentation, Lucy describes the tension of Antebellum Boston. Her discussion touches on the gender caste system and also encompasses the fierce abolitionist movement. Women were evolving from successful abolitionists to struggling suffragists! Their fight was ferocious, so come along for the ride!
About History at Play
History At Play was founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora. Offering solo and ensemble programs with an emphasis on women’s history, H.A.P. is woman-owned and operated, with a commitment to employ artists from the region. Kalaora is a professional educator, writer and living historian. She graduated from Syracuse University.
“History At Play’s compelling storytelling is a window into the motivations that drove celebrated American women to push boundaries that changed the course of our society.” — Josh Lederman, NBC News & MSNBC, National Political Reporter