Thursday, September 8, 2011

Adult Program

“Susan B. Anthony – the Invincible!” at the Leach Library

On Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host performer Sally Matson as “Susan B. Anthony – the Invincible!” See the great suffragist brought vividly to life in this compelling theatrical event.

Sally Matson has been touring the country as the feisty activist for eight years, appearing at such diverse venues as Time Warner, the Old South Meeting House in Boston, the New Hampshire Political Library, and the Vermont State House. She is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Communication, and has been acting and directing for thirty years.

In this program, letters, speeches and diaries are used to reveal Susan B. Anthony’s wit and fury as she fearlessly campaigned for women’s voting rights. The play highlights Miss Anthony’s interactions with such notables as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, William Lloyd Garrison, Horace Greeley, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her words transport the audience to the time of the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, fights over Constitutional Amendments, and Westward expansion.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Londonderry Historical Society. Founded in 1956, the Londonderry Historical Society is dedicated to collecting and preserving materials of local historic value and to educating the community about its heritage, from its art and architecture to its local history and oral remembrances.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

No comments: