Women of History

This Old Hat

Leading

Ladies

Leading Ladies ia an inventive and engaging event focuses on five more noted American Women who were all the “first” to do something. Including: Dolly Madison tells her story of saving the Declaration of Independence during the War of 1812 and how she served as the “Hostess in the President’s House” for sixteen years; Elizabeth Blackwell was the first American Woman to become a doctor. She tells the story of her first day at medical school; Nellie Bly was the first under cover reporter. She tells of the story of how she spent ten days in Blackwell’s Island...New York’s notorious madhouse; Belva Lockwood, in 1884, was the first woman to run for President. Belva Lockwood also sings and talks about Eleanor Roosevelt, the remarkable American Woman who never wanted to be a president’s wife, but came to be known as “First Lady of the World.”

"Leading Ladies" 11-minute Promo. Ledyard Library, Ledyard, CT

Dolly Madison

Elizabeth Blackwell

Nellie Bly

Belva Lockwood

Performance Details

  • Works in a variety of spaces, including classrooms, community rooms, gyms and full stages.

  • Perfect for March, Women in History Month!

  • Includes costumes, props, and music in a fully self-contained production.

  • Complete with sound system

  • Optional Q&A following the performance.

  • Running time is one hour

  • Extensive references available.

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1) Intellectual

2) Emotional

3) Social