SUNRISE AT HYDE PARK
Politics ● Power ● Secrets ● Music ● Love
WORDS & MUSIC by Tom Wilson Weinberg
DIRECTED by Bill Buddendorf
DESIGNED by Kevin Broad
PRODUCED by Lee Kramer
LAUREN HOPE GATES as Lorena Hickok
HEIDI HAYES as Eleanor Roosevelt
BRENDAN DALTON as Ray Corry
FRI, OCT 25, 7:00 & 9:00 PM
SAT, OCT 26, 7:00 & 9:00 PM
SUN, OCT 27, 2:00 PM
WILLIAM WAY COMMUNITY CENTER, 1315 Spruce St.
All seats $20. Running time 70 minutes.
1932: Lorena Hickok, hot-shot reporter for the Associated Press, is assigned to interview Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of New York State’s Governor and Presidential candidate. Hickok wants to be covering wars, crime and corruption. 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 Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum, 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
Performances of SUNRISE AT HYDE PARK benefit the ACLU-PA Foundation.