ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: THIS IS MY STORY to Play Gallo Center, 10/10
Following her vivid portrayal of Marie Curie before a sold-out audience during the 2012-2013 season, Susan Marie Frontczak returns to the Gallo Center for the Arts with equally compelling one-woman performance taken from the pages of history. Frontczak will play one of the nation's most unconventional First Ladies in "Eleanor Roosevelt in the Great Depression: This is My Story" at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 10.
Tickets for the performace are $12, $20 and $25, and may be purchased online at GalloArts.org, by calling (209) 338-2100, or at the Gallo Center ticket office, 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto.
Idealism, political pragmatism, and compassion characterized Eleanor Roosevelt through the 1930s. Both fierce criticism and ardent praise followed the outspoken First Lady. In this production, the audience meets Mrs. Roosevelt in 1937, during her husband's second term as president, in the unfolding years of the New Deal. Through Frontczak, you hear the First Lady's views on how people can make a difference in the midst of a strife-filled world-views at least as relevant today as they were seven decades ago. The program includes a Q&A with "Mrs. Roosevelt" and a Q&A with the scholar/actress who stretches the boundaries between theatre, storytelling, and public speaking.
Additional information about Frontczak is available at www.storysmith.com.