Actress & Writer Ginger Grace will perform a live theatrical production of The First Ladies Coalition. This special event, sponsored by the Judea Chapter of the DAR, will take place at the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington.
Ginger Grace plays Colleen, a resilient ex-con, immigrant and survivor of domestic violence, invites the audience to join four famous First Ladies as they step into her sewing shop! Via subtle impersonations, she transports us into the life and times of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Mary Todd Lincoln. Mysteries and secrets are unveiled – hers & theirs – and with the help of these courageous women, Colleen turns a life of confinement into extraordinary possibility.
In 90 minutes, through the eyes of Colleen, we encapsulate the history of our country and the invaluable impact of these four Frist Ladies as they spoke out and changed the course of events in situations where women’s voices are often suppressed. They were forerunners – paving the way for our current wave of women in politics, the #MeToo Movement and social justice.
For full info on the show, and a short video visit: www. firstladiescoalition.com/
Ginger Gracehas performed The First Ladies Coalition throughout the country. She toured nationally opposite Rich Little in The Presidents playing all of his First Ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton. She has played Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst by William Luce throughout the country since 2002, and has created her own interactive performance piece: Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry & Her Life. Ms. Grace has worked extensively in New York and Regional Theater and in independent films.
The Judea Chapter of the DAR, organized in 1898, remains a small chapter enthusiastically celebrating their rich and colorful history derived from a town which bears the name of the Revolutionary War General who became the first President of the United States, George Washington. The chapter works to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who fought for the independence of our nation and to enlighten the public to foster patriotic citizenship.
Tuesday, April 30, 6 pm
Free; registration is requested
The Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
at Route 47 on the Green