Mary T. & Lizzy K.
By Tazewell Thompson, Directed by Richard Cook
Oct 18 - Nov 10, 2013
Step through the doors of the White House dressing room and eavesdrop on a conversation between two women from very different worlds: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her talented seamstress, Lizzy Keckly, a freed slave and successful businesswoman. Alternately bantering and sharing intimacies as Mary dresses for the theater, neither knows that this trip will change their lives and the world as they know it. As one woman’s skilled hands create beautiful garments, the other’s reality continues to slip further from her grasp.
Starring Linda Kelsey, Shá Cage, Nike Kadri, and Stephen D’Ambrose.
Because you enjoy strong and determined characters, brought to life with poetic language and riveting acting.
Who should you bring?
Someone who shares your love of the details that illuminate both history and the heart.