The American Historical Theatre


Martha, Abigail & Dolley

The setting for this original play is the studio of the famous portrait painter Gilbert Stuart. The audience joins Stuart as he is awaiting the arrival of the first three presidentsí wives who are to sit for a portrait. As the arrive, Martha Washington, Abigail Adams and Dolley Madison begin a lively discussion. As they interact with Gilbert Stuart and each other, the dialogue is not only humorous, insightful, and historically informative, but provides an entertaining interlude. While we so often celebrate the "Founding Fathers", the accomplishments and personalities of these "Founding Mothers" truly prove the old saying that: "Behind every great man there is a woman."

Abigail, Martha & Dolley (l to r)

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