EHSCOThey Called Me Lizzy...

They Called Me Lizzy....
              from Slavery to the White House
They Called Me Lizzy....
from Slavery to the White House

NOW BOOKING!
This exciting new traveling program is available for bookings.

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Who's Booking

  • Universities
    • women's studies
    • African American studies
    • Black history/literature

  • Middle and High Schools

  • Historical societies and museums

  • Textile organizations
    • Lizzy was a seamstress and dressmaker

  • Libraries
    • both adult and children's libraries

  • Women's clubs

  • Multi-cultural festivals/ town events

  • Civil War history/reenactment groups

  • Look here to see what these organizations are saying about this production
The Production

The true life story of Elizabeth Keckly; her rise from slavery to entrepreneurial freedom then scandal and decline.

Elizabeth Keckly was best known as dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln and as author of "Behind the Scenes, 30 years a slave and four years in the White House"

Elizabeth Keckly

This is the moving tale of one woman's life during the 19th Century, spanning more than the entirety of the Victorian Era. Her name was Elizabeth (Hobbs) Keckly. Born into slavery in 1818, Lizzy eventually managed to purchase her freedom. She made her way to Washington D.C., where her dressmaking skills and entrepreneurial savvy brought her to the attention of many political families.

Once the Lincolns arrived in Washington, there was no turning back for Lizzy. Mary Lincoln hired Madame Keckly, launching a relationship unlike any Lizzy had ever envisioned for herself. She was often there, in the room, with President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln during some of their most private and difficult moments.

While she is best known for her talents as Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and 'stylist' if you will, the story before and beyond her connection to the White House is equally compelling.

Performed in retrospect, this dramatic recounting of Lizzy's experiences is much more than a slave narrative, it is a human story, at times tragic, at times triumphant, always fascinating.

In this 1 hour presentation join actress Stephanie Jackson as the story of Lizzy unfolds, full of twists and turns, bravery and remarkable resilience.

Living history at its best!

Stephanie Jackson as Elizabeth Keckly

Please Note: Elizabeth Keckly is currently performed by Stephanie Jackson who brings Elizabeth Keckly to life in this true life story. EHSCO reserves the right to schedule other equally qualified actresses for any given performance.
The Cast

Elizabeth Keckly is performed by Stephanie Jackson who brings Elizabeth Keckly to life in this true life story.

stephanie jackson
Stephanie Jackson

as
Elizabeth Keckly

Directed by

Kandie Carle
Kandie Carle

East Haddam, CT

 

 

 

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING...

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LIZZY GOES ON TOUR!

This exciting new traveling program is available for bookings.

Contact Kandie Carle at 860-873-3521 for more information on scheduling this program for your organization.

 

 

 

 

"The performance ended with a roar of applause and standing ovation..."

- Marie Secondo, Barnes Museum Curator

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"They Called Me Lizzy..." On Tour! Booking Information:

This exciting new traveling program is available for bookings.

Contact Kandie Carle at 860-873-3521 for more information on scheduling this program for your organization.

Press Information:

Actress Biographies and press photos are available here:

 

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