Women's Rights NHP to Host One Act Play

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Date: July 29, 2011
Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.5302

Seneca Falls - A one act play entitled "From Out The Fiery Furnace", will be presented at Women's Rights National Historical Park on Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The performances will take place inside the Wesleyan Chapel, adjacent to the park visitor center, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. The production is free of charge and is presented in partnership with Hopewell Furnance National Historic Site, Elverson, PA.

"From Out The Fiery Furnace", a one act play written and directed by nationally recognized playwright Christine Emmert and performed by veteran stage and screen actress Barbara Hannevig features the stories of life in the 19th century at Hopewell Furnace. The play, created and performed by National Park Service volunteers, demonstrates how a woman's life and love could be singularly tracked through her relationship with a Hopewell Stove. Hannevig brings to life several characters of the period including runaway slaves, "fallen" women, indentured servants, orphaned children, and others.

The play premiered during Hopewell Furnace's Harvest Time event on September 19, 2009. Hopewell Furnace superintendent Edie Shean-Hammond said, "We are grateful that our volunteers agreed to take the show on the road in order to introduce new audiences to the history of the park." Almost two years later the play continues to enjoy success, playing to appreciative audiences around the Delaware Valley and now in New York State.

For more information, please contact the Park at 315-568-0024.

Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates the story of the First Women's Rights Convention and preserves historical structures associated with it in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, New York. All public tours and programs are free and open to the public.

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