Former First Lady Sets The Record Straight In “Mary Todd: A Woman Apart”

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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.

Email for more information or call 740-592-4315.