The First Woman


A Reading From a New Play by Local Playwright, Joan Sween


The First Woman is a drama featuring Mary Surratt, one of the people accused of participating in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln on April 14, 1865.

Mary Surratt was the first woman executed by the United States government.

Although many people today believe that John Wilkes Booth was solely responsible for the death of the popular president, four others were found guilty and sentenced to hang.

Join us for a reading from the script, by area professionals, of this award-winning, tense drama by local playwright, Joan Sween.

There will be a discussion session after the reading to explore the production quality of the script and the guilt or innocence of Mary Surratt.

Sunday, October 16 7:00pm