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9/13/2019 - Abigail Adams: America’s First Second Lady on October 10, 2019

On Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2-3pm, in Kingsley Room, join us as Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women returns to bring us this one-woman performance of the story of Abigail Adams.

Adams’ life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. In one of her more famous letters she implores her husband and his colleagues, all of whom were male, to, “…remember the ladies…If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.” Her letters also serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.

Sheryl Faye started acting lessons when she was seven years old at the Harwich Jr. Theater in Cape Cod, and performer her first show, Cinderella, at age nine. She earned a BFA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston and has traveled the United States as a full-time actress. She now has eight one-woman shows that tour throughout New England. She also writes and performs with StageCoach Improv, has voiced characters in Sony PlayStation games, and works on films, television, and theater throughout Boston and New York.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.