Join the Penn Memory Center on Friday, February 2, for Memory Café featuring Beacon Theatre Productions, who will be presenting the short play “Mary Todd Lincoln: The Woman You Thought You Knew.”
Friday, February 2 | 10:30 a.m. to noon
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Beacon Theatre Productions is a theatre company that aims to produce high-quality, thought-provoking productions that encourage reflection and discussion, with a focus on historical events and well-known literary works. The company also hosts talk-backs and speakers’ nights with authors, actors, playwrights and directors, publishes study guides to encourage discussion of significant issues, and offers productions to marginalized or underserved populations through pay-as-you-can performances at accessible venues.
Beacon Theatre Productions was founded in 2011 when Georgina Bard, a theatre artist in the Philadelphia area, saw the need for theatre that not only educates, inspires, and challenges, but is accessible to communities and individuals who may not have the means to experience it otherwise. Since then, this company has brought to life over ten plays in over 30 venues, on topics that include slavery in the U.S., labor unions, O. Henry, Sherlock Holmes, Frederick Douglass, Mary Todd Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln, and Dietrick Bonhoeffer.
At February’s Memory Café, Beacon Theatre Productions will focus on the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, with a short Q&A session to follow afterwards.
To RSVP to this free event, contact Alison Lynn at 215-360-0257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.