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First Ladies and The Big White Lie

Staged Readings

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Washington DC

In



September 20th & 21st 2023
at
The Woman's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave NW

First Ladies and The Big White Lie - Political Drama Dialouge Box

“I confess I do not admire contention in any form, either political or civil.  I would rather fight with my hands than my tongue.” 

Dolley Madison in First Ladies and This Big White Lie

Dolley Madison

First Ladies and The Big White Lie

First Ladies and The Big White Lie is not just a play. It is a political and historical unveiling - calling on viewers to explore the parts of our history that must be reassessed. First Ladies brings to life the women who were behind some of the greatest happenings in US history, to experience and respond to contemporary events. The play casts a new light on the present, the past, and everything in between.
Meet Mary, Abigail, Dolley, Patsy, Jackie and Eleanor in First Ladies and The Big White Lie.

A Political Play by Women Playwright Janine Sternlieb with Lennie Dean

The most famous deceased First Ladies are having a hard time accepting the Trump presidency. But what can they do about it? After all, they’re dead! While unprecedented events are unfolding in DC, in Charlottesville, and at the Mexican border, their predictable “existence” is thrown into chaos. They must confront the secrets and deceptions that have hindered America’s march towards a truly democratic society.

Abigail Adams in First Ladies and The Big White Lie
First Ladies and The Big White Lie - Political Drama Dialouge Box

“All men would be

tyrants if they could” 

Abigail Adams

First Ladies and The Big White Lie - Political Drama Dialouge Box

“My [daughter], I am going to die...but I’ll try to be brave about it. Don’t you wear black. It is bad for your health and will depress your husband.”

Varina Davis in First Ladies and The Big White Lie

Varina Davis

Patty Jefferson in First Ladies and The Big White Lie
First Ladies and The Big White Lie - Political Drama Dialouge Box

“It is truly the happiness of my life to think that I can dedicate the remainder of it to promote yours.”
- written to her father.

Patsy Jefferson

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