Fairfield Public Library holds one woman play, First Ladies Coalition

In the midst of a fraught election season, get some words of wisdom and encouragement from former first ladies. In a one-woman play created and performed by actress Ginger Grace, Colleen McCracken invites the audience into her tiny New York City apartment which also serves as her sewing shop. A struggling immigrant and ex-convict, Colleen builds a unique and humorous relationship with four First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Mary Todd Lincoln. Mysteries and secrets are unveiled—hers and theirs—and with deep delight in mimicry and subtle impersonations, Colleen seamlessly transports us into the life and times of these iconic women. Driven by their inspiration and encouragement, Colleen begins to turn the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of her past into a brighter future in today’s New York City.

Join us for this unique performance on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Memorial Room at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Registration is requested.

Actress Ginger Grace has played Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst by William Luce throughout the country since 2002, as well as in her own interactive performance piece, Inside Emily Dickinson, which she performed at the Fairfield Public Library last spring.  She has taken The First Ladies Coalition to the David M. Player Center for the Arts in Arizona and the Abingdon Theatre in New York City. Ms. Grace has also toured nationally opposite Rich Little in The Presidents playing all of his first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Hillary Clinton.  She has worked extensively in New York and regional theater and has appeared in several independent films.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register, or for more information about this and other programs, visit us online at:  www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

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