- June 10, 2014
-- Gettysburg: One Woman’s War
is a one-woman play starring Michele LaRue as townswoman Mary Bowman of Gettysburg who explores the physical and emotional terrain of this great Civil War battle. This is a touching, intimate portrait of the personal toll of war during a crucial time in our history.
Michele adapted this presentation from Elsie Singmaster’s book, Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath
published in 1913. Her fictional wife and mother, Mary Bowman, grabs our imagination and our hearts. With Mary we experience the cannon’s first roar, to the bewilderment and devastation that follow; from the promise of Lincoln’s visit and commemoration, to the healing that only time can bring.
Michele LaRue, a graduate in Acting from the University of Kansas, is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, and is a theatre editor and writer for Drama Desk, an organization of New York drama critics. Michele tours nationally with a repertoire of historic one-woman productions and has presented her offerings at more than 300 venues, including Washington’s Smithsonian Institution, Chicago’s Newberry Library, and NYC’s Lincoln Center.
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