Boffo box office for Maggie Worsdale’s production of Martha Washington

President Phyllis Rodgers opens the meeting
President Phyllis Rodgers opens the meeting

Well, it would have been boffo box office, but this was another example of your HSR dues dollars at work in partnership with Riverton Free Library in making available to the public a presentation free of charge.

"...29, 30, 31, 32... a great turnout," observes RFL Director Michael Robinson.
“…29, 30, 31, 32… a great turnout,” observes RFL Director Michael Robinson.

Actress Maggie Worsdale played to a capacity crowd in the RFL’s meeting room Tuesday night.

She entertained in character for a full hour, delivering her fact-filled monologue with no notes.

It was, as it was heard characterized, more like a one-woman play than a typical historical interpreter’s presentation.

Maggie Worsdale channeling Martha Washington with flair
Maggie Worsdale channeling Martha Washington with flair

She absolutely did delight, teach, and inspire the SRO crowd with her recounting of episodes in not only Martha Washington’s life, but also for many other of America’s 44 First Ladies.

One could certainly fill up an hour reporting on the lives of First Ladies, but this remarkable performance was full of little known, often touching, anecdotes which were obviously the result of exhaustive research and preparation.

No video clip or excerpts of Ms. Worsdale’s one-act follow so that there are no “spoilers” should you have a chance to enjoy this compelling material performed live.

Consider this short review a 5-star endorsement of Maggie Worsdale’s production of Martha Washington. Book her without reservation. But you might want a bigger room.

not just Riverton mugs
not just Riverton mugs

Find more at marthawashington.com and see a short video there.

At the conclusion, folks shared conversation, cider, cookies and cake, and placed orders for another 17 mugs.

I will be at the used  book sale again next Sunday afternoon with the few mugs left. More are on the way in about two weeks. – JMc

 

 

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