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Hartford, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Performance

March 8 - March 9

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Woodhull/Beecher

HARTBEAT ENSEMBLE

PRESENTS

WOODHULL/BEECHER

BY LESLIE GABEL-BRETT

Directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

A staged reading, Woodhull/Beecher is inspired by real events that took place in New York City in the early 1870’s. Victoria Woodhull and her sister opened a stock brokerage in New York City. At the time, the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher – brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe – was building his stature as an orator and abolitionist. As Woodhull campaigned against marriage and for “free love” and became a candidate for president of the United States, she faced political backlash and ruin. The story of how their lives intersected is a story of ambition, sex and gender and about whose version of the truth could be told and believed in America.

The Saturday matinee performance at 2:00 pm will be followed by a conversation with the playwright, Leslie Gabel-Brett

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Details

Start:
March 8
End:
March 9
Website:
https://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/visit/calendar/

Venue

Harriett Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Phone
(860) 522-9258
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