Play ‘Under the Bonnet’ Is About Lucretia Mott
March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$10 – $20
The Brandywine River Museum of Art will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 by staging the 40-minute play “Under the Bonnet.” The play focuses on Lucretia Mott, a tenacious woman who spent her life fighting for the rights of women and African Americans. A Quaker, she strongly believed that all people are equal.
Mott helped found the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society and co-wrote the Declaration of Sentiments for the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY, igniting the fight for women’s suffrage. She also helped found Swarthmore College.
Her resolve for creating equality continued until her final days. “Under the Bonnet” reveals the strength and tenacity of her character and accomplishments. Through conversations with her husband James Mott and Frederick Douglass, it allows us a glimpse of the tender and compassionate woman under the bonnet.
Presented by Beacon Theatre Productions, the 40-minute production will be followed by a talk back discussion with the actors.
This performance is part of Art of the Vote presented by PNC Arts Alive.