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I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone
July 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Challenging discrimination is not easy: Lucy Stone was never one to take the easy road.
History At Play™, LLC has garnered nationwide attention for their one-woman living history performances, chronicling the lives of legendary women who changed society. Now, in honor of the 2020 centennial celebration for Women’s Suffrage, the Bidwell House Museum and The Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead are excited to join with History At Play™, LLC to bring Lucy Stone’s incredible story direct to the comfort of your home via LIVE STREAM.
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! Lucy and her comrades were evolving from successful abolitionists to struggling suffragists. Their fight was ferocious, so come along for the ride!
History At Play™, LLC was founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Judith Kalaora in order to create immersive living history entertainment and to chronicle the lives of influential and often forgotten women. Kalaora is a resident of Massachusetts and a graduate of Syracuse University, as well as completing the Education Program of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre of London, England. History At Play TM , LLC has garnered international attention for their one-woman immersive living history performances. Since 2010, the HAP, LLC Troupe has brought the legacies of great heroines to life in museums, libraries, universities, historical societies, senior living communities, and schools across the United States.
This performance will take place via Zoom. Only one ticket needs to be purchased per household. The Zoom link will be sent to you a couple of days before the performance.