Take tea with Queen Victoria (a.k.a. Alisa DuPuy) Jan. 31 at The New Leaf

Queen Victoria publicity poster January 31, 2013
Queen Victoria publicity poster January 31, 2013

Alisa DuPuy, the creative first-person historical interpreter with the remarkably authentic gorgeous gowns returns to the HSR in the guise of Queen Victoria Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. $10 admission.

The longest reigning British monarch whose name defined an era will visit the New Leaf Tearoom at 606 Main Street to enjoy tea and dessert with us as she dishes about the inside stories of her family, her life at court, and her romance with Albert with whom she had nine children.

After an assassination attempt this “Grandmother of Europe” once quipped, “It is worth being shot at to see how much one is loved.”

Regular attendees of such performances are well-familiar with the historical interpreter’s convention of staying in character and referring to the past in the present tense while employing inventive dramatic techniques and often encouraging audience interaction.

The New Leaf’s genteel decor is a fitting  setting for this special visitation of Her Highness that includes tea and light refreshments served on the Tearoom’s beautiful china .

$10 per person. Seating is limited for this reserved seating event with Queen Victoria . Please call  Gerald Weaber at 856-786-6961, or contact him at  rivertonhistory@usa.com .

Find out more about Ms. DuPuy’s repertoire of real and fictional characters and see some amazing gowns and dresses from time periods spanning the 18th through 20th centuries at historicalteas.com. – John McCormick, Gaslight News editor

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John McCormick

Teacher at Riverton School 1974-2019, author, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member 2007-2023, newsletter editor 2007-2023, website editor 2011-2023

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