March 20, 2016, 2:00 PM
Did you ever wish you had known Eleanor Roosevelt? You will swear you have this day as Rene Goodwin of the American Historical Theater portrays Mrs. Roosevelt during the years before her husband Franklin becomes President. In the Public sphere Eleanor Roosevelt exuded a zest for life and carved out a career and reputation as First Lady by championing the equality of people of all nations. Through her efforts the world began to look anew at human rights. In fact, In the late 1920’s Eleanor spoke passionately before the Woman’s Club of Maplewood about the importance of the League of Nations, the predecessor of the United Nations. She soon became known not just as First Lady of the United States, but rather, as First Lady of the World. and is considered the prime architect of the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights. Though she fought on the world’s stage to improve the lives of others, she struggled in the shadow of her famous husband, and in her privates roles as wife, mother, and daughter, she suffered much personal pain and disappointment.
The performance will take place at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road.
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