Former First Lady Sets The Record Straight In “Mary Todd: A Woman Apart”< < Back to
The Tecumseh Theater and the Athens County Historical Society and Museum will present Mary Todd: A Woman Apart this Friday and Saturday at ARTS/West.
The play is a historical fictionalization of Mary Todd’s final day in Bellevue Place, a sanatorium in Batavia, Ill., recounting her life through ghost and memory. It is the former first lady's final attempt to set the record straight on who she really is.
The purpose of the show is to educate people about a historical figure who had been persecuted by an unforgiving and ruthless press.
Mary Todd: A Woman Apart is directed by Dayton Edward Willison. The cast includes:
Lee Carter as Mary Todd Lincoln
Orion Carter as Tad Lincoln
Lily Carter as Elizabeth Todd
Chris McNeal as Dr. R.J. Patterson/Mr. Todd
Jodi McNeal as Madame Mentelle
Kyli McNeal as Betroths Humphries
Zenzi Mda as Mammy Sally
Camila Benencia as Lizzie Keckley
Caleb Tulbee as Robert Lincoln
Terrence J Smith as Abraham Lincoln
Show time both nights is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. There will be a suggested donation of $12.50 per person or $20 per couple at the door, but all donations will be accepted.
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