The Walpole Historical Society will present Duty’s Faithful Child: A Visit With Louisa May Alcott , a monodrama written by Peter R. Nadolny and Performed by Jeanne L. Austin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016, and the Walpole Town Hall.
Famous as the author of “Little Women” and other books for young people, Louisa May Alcott was raised in the intellectual and philosophical center of Concord, Massachusetts, home of Emerson, Thoreau, and her father Amos Bronson Alcott, the leader of the Transcendental movement. Shaped by early experimental education and an untraditional family life, Alcott became a staunch supporter of abolition, women’s suffrage, and better education and employment for women.
Based on her journals and writings, the life of this remarkable woman, who supported her family from the age of seventeen, has been shaped into an exciting theatrical experience.
Jeanne L. Austin, a member of Actors’ Equity Association, has played in regional, stock, and dinner theaters in roles ranging from Rosalind in As You Like It to Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. Peter R. Nadolny, a retired clinical chemist and quality assurance consultant for the medical products industry, researches and writes the monodramas for HerStory Productions, a creative partnership they formed to present the lives of our foremothers in a dramatic, interesting manner.
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