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The Second Mrs. Wilson

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A WORLD PREMIERE BY JOE DiPIETRO
DIRECTED BY GORDON EDELSTEIN
On the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre
May 6 – 31, 2015

About the Play
Edith Wilson finds herself a woman in a man’s world when she marries President Woodrow Wilson. A circle of congressmen, cabinet members and other Old Boys surround the couple, disapproving in equal measure of their love and their refusal to compromise. When Wilson falls ill, Edith, with effortless ease, maneuvers her way around the White House, outsmarting the men who would derail her beloved Woodrow’s dream of world peace. Yet, will her unstinting devotion be their downfall? The Second Mrs. Wilson is the stylish and romantic recounting of the real life incident when a woman became the de facto president of the United States.

 

The show runs approximately two hours and ten minutes with one fifteen-minute intermission.

 

Secretary Joe Tumulty
FRED APPLEGATE
Dr. Cary Grayson
STEPHEN BARKER TURNER
Edith Wilson
MARGARET COLIN
President Woodrow Wilson
JOHN GLOVER

Colonel Edward House
HARRY GROENER

Vice President Thomas Marshall
STEVE ROUTMAN

Senator Henry Cabot Lodge
NICK WYMAN

 

READ BIOS HERE

 

Read about some fascinating
historical remnants donated
to LWT—an event which
happene
d to dovetail
with the world premiere
produc
tion of
The Second Mrs. Wilson!

 

MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM:
Set Designer – Alexander Dodge
Costume Designer – Linda Cho
Lighting Designer – Christopher Akerlind
Sound Designer/Composer – John Gromada

PRODUCTION SPONSOR
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR
Robert Alvine & Joann Thompson

COLLABORATING SPONSORS

Whitney Center

Yale New Haven Health

 

      

2014-15 MEDIA SPONSOR