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TOM WILSON WEINBERG and ANDREW CROWLEY
with special guests
KATHRYN BEZELLA, V.SHAYNE FREDERICK, ALEXANDER KACALA, EZRA BERKLEY NEPON
LEXI SCHREIBER, DENA UNDERWOOD, IBRAHIM VICKS
Sat, Nov 29, 9:00pm
The Ethical Society Building
1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Past Aboveground Theater Performances, see Archive screen.
SUNRISE AT HYDE PARK
POLITICS POWER SECRETS MUSIC LOVE
words & music by Tom Wilson Weinberg
designed by Kevin Broad
EZRA BERKLEY NEPON as Lorena Hickok
HEIDI HAYES as Eleanor Roosevelt
ANDREW CROWLEY as Ray Corry
TOM WILSON WEINBERG as FDR
1932: Lorena Hickok, hot-shot reporter for the AP, is assigned to Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hickok wants to be covering crime, corruption and war. The shy, reluctant Eleanor wants to be left alone. This awkward interview changes their lives.
1962: Ray Corry, ambitious young curator at the FDR Museum in Hyde Park, pressures the aged Hick to donate her 30-year correspondence with Eleanor. Corry is shaken by the passion and complexity of the Eleanor/Hick relationship and the impact the letters have on his own life.
l to r: Ezra Berkley Nepon (Lorena Hickok); Andrew Peter Crowley (Ray Corry), Heidi Hayes (Eleanor Roosevelt), Tom Wilson Weinberg (Franklin Roosevelt). Photo by Kevin Broad