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6/9/2018 - Eleanor Roosevelt: The First Lady of the World

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7pm, Sheryl Faye brings Eleanor Roosevelt to life at the Southbury Public Library. This program is a part of the Southbury Public Library’s Adult Summer Series “Revisiting Our History at the Southbury Public Library.”

In this fabulous one woman play, Eleanor Roosevelt’s remarkable life is traced from her childhood to her adulthood. After suffering through an unhappy childhood and losing her parents and one of her brothers, Eleanor figured out where she fit in and could make a difference. The longest-serving First Lady of the United States, she was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. She became one of the first delegates to The United Nations and is often considered one of the top ten most admired people of the 20th century. “As individuals we live cooperatively, and, to the best of our ability, serve the community in which we live…our own success, to be real, must contribute.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Sheryl Faye is a professional actress and historical performer with a BFA in Acting from Emerson College and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Since 2003, Ms. Faye has been inspiring both adults and children with her one-woman historical shows. Today, she presents eight different productions of historical women, including Helen Keller and Clara Barton. Her historical perspectives on these women give audiences a first-hand look at these historical character role models through performances. These live performances are not only entertaining and educational, they also help audiences truly understand the profound positive impact these women have made in history. When not acting as historical women or in other productions, Ms. Faye also works as a voice over artist and as Manager of Client Relations for StageCoach Improv.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Charles H. and Ella Emery Rutledge Fund and the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.