I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone – History at Play Performance
Tuesday, May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15
In commemoration of the 2020 Woman’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration!
Challenging discrimination is not easy; Lucy Stone was never one to take the easy road. 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!
Suitable for all ages.
$15 ($10 for members*)
History At Play™ has garnered nationwide attention for their one-woman living history performances, chronicling the lives of legendary women who changed society. The fiery performance in I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone has received accolades from journalists, actors, and historians alike and was featured on the WGBH Forum, a series of lectures and performances selected by WGBH to be streamed online. Now, in honor of the centennial celebration for Women’s Suffrage, Lucy Stone travels to Jamaica Plain to tell her incredible story at The Loring Greenough House on May 26th, 2020. Run time approx. 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. Please visit loring-greenough.org or call 617-524-3158 for more information.
In this presentation of I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone, History At Play Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora is Lucy Stone: The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, a fierce abolitionist, and women’s rights activist. Challenging discrimination is not easy, but Lucy Stone is never one to take the easy road. Even Susan B. Anthony credited Lucy Stone for her involvement in the tumultuous women’s rights movement. The fight for suffrage is ferocious, so come along for the ride!
This performance is part of our Suffrage at 100 Series.
**Individual Membership holders are entitled to one ticket at members-only price, Family Memberships may purchase two tickets at members-only price. All additional Tickets must be purchased at General Admission price.