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Mary Todd

February 4, 2014 - February 9, 2014
2013-2014 Season

A historical dramatization of one of our country's most interesting First Ladies.

Ten years after the assassination of her husband Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd  Lincoln has drifted into a reclusive world of mourning, depression, paranoia and hallucination. The loss of three sons, her husband and many family members killed in the civil war has overwhelmed her and she shows ever increasing signs of irrational behavior. Her idiosyncrasies both plague and embarrass her son Robert, her oldest and only living son. Robert has finally become convinced that the only responsible action is to have her committed to a mental institution. This much is true.

The remainder of the story is the "what if" portion of Mary's story ...what if the freed slave and gentle orderly, Whistler Hawthorne, set out to help free Lincoln's widow of her bondage  as the President once did for his people. It's a story of friendship, respect and liberation. It's a story of human kindness and the people that serve it in generous portions.