Michèle LaRue, Professional Actress,
“Gettysburg: One Woman’s War”
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
Saturday, September 17 – 9:30am
Come join us for this unique dramatization which sees America’s Civil War through a woman’s perspective, vividly introducing civilian Mary Bowman on July 4, 1863 — the fateful day the battle of Gettysburg, PA began. Actress Michele LaRue performs this one-woman play—praised as “a touching, intimate portrait” in its premiere.
LaRue adapted this presentation from novelist Elsie Singmaster’s classic Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath—published in 1913, the semi-centennial of the War Between the States. A century later, Singmaster’s fictional wife and mother, Mary, still grabs our imagination and our hearts. With her we travel the emotional and physical terrain of 50 years: from the cannons’ first roar to the grief and devastation that follow; from the promise of Lincoln’s visit and commemoration, to the healing only time can bring.
LaRue tours nationally with a repertoire of productions that revitalize writing from America’s Gilded and Progressive ages. A Chicago native, transplanted to New Jersey, she has presented her offerings at nearly 400 venues, including Washington’s Smithsonian Institution, Chicago’s Newberry Library, and NYC’s Lincoln Center.
Cost: $15 inclusive – No Charge for Students with ID (Reservations Required)
Menu: French Toast with Bacon, served with chilled juice, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea.
Parking: Free in hotel garage. Members who park in the BW garage or front lot can sign the book at the front desk and give their name and license plate number. 10-hour curbside pay stations on Taylor and on Thomas at $1 per hour; nearby lots $5-10/day. Bus #8 on Denny.
Upcoming Programs – Save the Dates!
2016-2017 Seattle Branch Programs
- September 17, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Michelle LaRue on “Gettysburg: One Woman’s War” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- October 22, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Amy Rubin on “Women Composers: Their Music and Their Stories” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- November 19, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Jeanne Kohl-Welles at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- December 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Holiday Program at the Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA.
- January 2017 – 9:30am-noon – Carolyn Koehnline on “Confronting Clutter” at the Seattle Yacht Club, Seattle, WA.
- January 30, 2017 – Lobby Day, Olympia, WA
- February, 2017 – TBA
- March 18, 2017 – TBA
- April 19, 2017, Scholar Recognition Event, at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- April 22, 2017, AAUW WA Annual Meeting, Cedar River Watershed Educational Center, North Bend, WA
- May 20, 2017, Annual Meeting at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.
- June 14-17, 2017, National AAUW Convention, Washington, D.C.
Past Programs Seattle Branch 2014-2016
- May 21, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – Annual Meeting with Dana Twight on the 2016 elections at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
- April 27, 2016 – 7pm – Scholars Recognition Evening Reception at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
- March 19, 2016 – Alice Rothchild on her documentary of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
- February 20, 2016 -Jerry Large, Seattle Times columnist, on “Race and the Power of Stories”.
- January 16, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – speakers from Real Change on homelessness
- December 19, 2015 – Holiday Meeting with quartet Vivacé
- November 21, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – UW Women’s Center update and presentation from our NCCWSL students
- October 24, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Pam Crone, Seattle Branch member and AAUW Washington State lobbyist
- September 19, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Theresa McCormick, Seattle Branch member, will speak about her book, “A Far Cry From Here”
- July 18, 2015 – 1pm. Annual Garden Tour at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens Fundraiser for Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant Fund
- May 16, 2015 – Annual Meeting & “Trip to Madagascar” with Tonna Kutner, Seattle-AAUW Branch member
- April 22, 2015 – 7-9pm – with Renee Agatsuma, AAUW-Seattle Branch member, as our Keynote Speaker.
- February 21, 2015 – “Slavery in Washington” with Eva Abram, Storyteller.
- January 17, 2015 – “The Health of Seattle…What’s Coming in 2015″ with Hyeok Kim Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle
- December 20, 2014- Holiday Program at The Seattle Yacht Club
- November 15, 2014 – “Fisher women of Iceland: Gender, Quotas, Crashes, and the International Fisheries ‘Crisis’” with Margret Willson, AAUW Award recipient at UW
- October 14, 2014 – Megan McCloskey of Lotus Circle will speak about women’s rights in Viet Nam
- September 20, 2014 – “GambiaHelp” with Shelby Tarutis
- July 12, 2014 – Annual Garden Party at Chase Gardens in Orting with Highline Branch to benefit the Mary Lou Hughes R & P Grant
- May 17, 2014 – “Garden Color…It’s Not Just About the Flowers” with Victoria Gilleland, Garden Designer at Cottage Garden Designs & Annual Meeting
- April 9, 2014 – Scholar Recognition Reception, speaker Deborah Jensen, CEO Woodland Park Zoo
- March 15, 2014 – Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) at Seattle University
- February 15, 2014 – David Ward of Legal Voice to speak about PayEquity
- January 18, 2014 – Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times Columnist, “Who is Practicing the AAUW Mission in Our Community?”