WNDC Theater: Republic Undone – A Play by John Henry
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (Evening)
TYPE: Theater Performance
“Republic Undone”, dramatizes the galaxy of personalities that sashayed across the stage as Woodrow Wilson journeyed to the White House and orchestrated America’s participation in the Great War.
Women characters make the play click, and history turn. The indefatigable Alice Paul and her suffragette partner Lucy Burns use their courage and moxie to overcome Wilson’s stubborn opposition to the Women’s Franchise Amendment. Mary Peck is the charming “enchantress” in Wilson’s self-righteous life. Harriet Woodrow smartly rebuffs her first cousin’s marriage proposal. Ellen Axson Wilson deftly pilots her husband’s meteoric rise from President of Princeton to the Oval Office. Ellen’s death at the outbreak of the war leads to Wilson’s marriage with Edith Bolling, a veritable Rock of Gibraltar against all of who challenge the President.
“Republic Undone” is directed by Rick Davis, Dean of George Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. The performance begins at 7 p.m. and runs a little more than an hour.
Club members Nuchhi Currier, Molly McCartney and Bill Nitze perform in this play written by member John Henry.
To find out more about the play, visit stonehilltheatricalfoundation.org/republicundone.html
PRICE: $30 Members; $40 Non-members (includes light snacks). Cash Bar.