Mary Lincoln was more than a First Lady. She was also a wife and mother. She was intelligent, political, funny, depressed, loving...and, she was loved.
If you are looking for a guest speaker, my presentations are intended to bring Mary to life, expressing all the facets of who she was. A few of the most requested are:
"Now and Forever" set April 14, 1865 ~ Mary is preparing for the theater.
"Taking Leave" set May 22, 1865 ~ Mary is leaving the White House for the last time.
"The Ultimate Betrayal" set fall 1876 ~ Mary discusses her institutionalization.
"A Nonsensical Affair" set December 13, 1880
Mary celebrates her 62nd birthday
Thank you Pamela for being our Mary Todd Lincoln on set in Galesburg Illinois. The shoot would not have been the same without your commitment to historical accuracy and dedication to the role.
Pam almost embodies Mary Lincoln. Not surprising considing the massive research and extensive experience performing Mary in a variety of roles. This is typical of the detail and intensity that Pam puts into her work both on and off stage. She is a dedicated actress and professional colleague to all of those who work in the theatre. Her performance of Mary Lincoln has helped to humanize and "make gentle" the life of this important historical figure.
Actually, the categories are too narrow. I have appeared on stage w/ Pam and have seen her work as both an actress and a director. As both an actor and a director I give her the highest of recommendations. As Mary Lincoln she presents a complete person, not a caricature. Pam brings to life a complex and deeply emotional character with patience and humanity. I would have no hesitation to engage Pam.
Ms. Brown is a capable and convincing professional who as Mrs. Lincoln is one of the best I have worked with.
SCHEDULE THROUGH AUGUST 6, 2022
2-4 Vachel Lindsay House - Tea with Mrs. Lincoln
1-1:30 Springfield Visitor Center
2-3:30 Lincoln Home Neighborhood
4-4:30 Lincoln Depot for the Farewell Address
2-4 Ice Cream Social at The Edwards Place
2:30-4 Lincoln Neighborhood
4:30-5 Old State Capitol for the Farewell Address
More information regarding History Comes Alive is available on the Springfield IL Visitor Center website.
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