PUT YOUR MESSAGE in THE LARGER BOX
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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
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, July 23, 24, 25 at 8:00 PM
William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:30 PM
Presented by ARTS PROJECT CHERRY GROVE
Cherry Grove, Fire Island
1932: Lorena Hickok, a hot-shot reporter for the Associated Press, is assigned to interview Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of New York State Governor and 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 the lives of both women.
1962: Ray Corry, an ambitious young curator at the Roosevelt Museum in Hyde Park, pressures the ill and aged Hick to donate her 30 years of letters, the intimate correspondence of two remarkable women. Corry is shaken by the content he discovers - the passion and complexity of the Eleanor/Hick relationship and the impact the letters have on his own life.
Based on ELEANOR & HICK, words & music by Tom Wilson Weinberg,
book by Peggy Stafford, original direction by Darren Katz
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