Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear
$15 adults, $13.50 members/seniors, $10 children, 6 and under free
One of America’s iconic historical figures speaks to us across the decades when touring actress Jane Van Boskirk presents Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear. She will perform her solo, documentary play on Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Fenimore Art Museum.
The show traces the life and thoughts of our most historically significant First Lady. Van Boskirk has toured with it throughout the Pacific Northwest, the East Coast, and, notably, to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Even prior to the recent election, Eleanor Roosevelt’s confrontation with her personal challenges, and the public voice she found in addressing prejudice, oppression, and poverty, resonated strongly with our struggles in this time.
In her lifetime on the stage, Jane Van Boskirk has performed searing dramas and musical comedies, queens and strumpets, even a marmot. She is best known to Pacific Northwest audiences for her touring one-woman shows, rooted in history and exploring a range of fascinating personalities. She has introduced audiences to firebrand organizer Mother Jones, missionary Mother Cabrini, pioneering woman doctor Bethenia Owens Adair, suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway, and Florence Reece, a miner’s wife who penned “Which Side Are You On?” She also has a wide range of dramatic roles to her credit. Learn more about her on her website, www.janevanboskirk.com.