History Comes Alive: Women’s Rights on Stage
Through years of impeccable research and a dazzling stage presence, Dr. Wagner brings her characters to life with “as close an approximation as years of study can make possible,” according to the former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In performance as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Dr. Wagner moves spontaneously through her material, drawing upon a vast knowledge of the character and her times as though upon personal memories. Each presentation, uniquely adapted for the audience, is unparalleled in historical accuracy.
Following her portrayal, Wagner leaves her character and becomes the scholar beneath the wig. In this way, the audience has an opportunity to question facts and interpretations offered in the performance, entering into provocative dialogue with one of the nation’s leading authorities on the history of the woman’s rights movement.