The Crackpot Crones and Theatre Rhinoceros present…

Terry Baum in Hick: A Love Story

The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt

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Event has passed (Thu Jul 10 - Sun Jul 27)
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Literary Arts, Other Literary Arts, Gay, Gay Theater

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The Crackpot Crones and Theatre Rhinoceros present…
Terry Baum in Hick: A Love Story
The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
Written by Terry Baum and Pat Bond - Directed by Carolyn Myers
July 10 - 27, 2014
Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 3:00 pm
Limited Engagement – 12 Performances - Three Weeks Only!
Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. (at Battery St.), SF 94111
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE!
http://www.crackpotcrones.com

TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch

The Crackpot Crones, known for their feminist theatrics, and Theatre Rhinoceros, the nation’s premiere gay theatre, are partnering to bring a new solo play to San Francisco - HICK: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt, opens on July 10, 2014, at the Eureka Theater. The play is written by Terry Baum & Pat Bond, performed by Terry Baum and directed by Carolyn Myers. HICK: A Love Story has a limited engagement of 12 performances (three weekends only) July 10 - 27, 2014 -Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 3:00 pm, at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. (at Battery St.), SF 94111. Because the producers believe this
little-known chapter of lesbian history deserves to reach as wide an audience as possible,
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE! Tickets can be reserved via e mail at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/602947 For more info call 415- 206-1951

HICK: A Love Story, The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt, explores the life of Lorena Hickok, and her love relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt (ER). Hick was the most famous woman journalist of her day and the first woman to have a byline on the front page of the NY Times. She met ER when she was assigned to cover her during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first Presidential campaign in 1932. The love affair between the patrician First Lady and the charming, hard-living butch reporter lasted several years. Their friendship lasted Mrs. Roosevelt’s lifetime. Hick helped
Mrs. Roosevelt become the outspoken, media-savvy activist who was one of the greatest American woman of the 20th century.

The First Lady wrote 2336 letters to Hick, beginning in 1933 and only ending with ER's death in 1962. These letters were discovered in 1978, when a researcher opened 18 boxes willed to the FDR Library by Lorena Hickok. The letters document a passionate lesbian relationship between Hick and ER. In the course of writing the play, Baum researched Hick’s papers at the FDR Library and interviewed people who knew her. She also visited Arthurdale, West Virginia, the community created during the Great Depression through the vision of Hick and ER. Baum, a pioneer lesbian playwright, has toured internationally as a solo performer.

In HICK: A Love Story, Baum uses direct quotes from Hick's writing, Eleanor Roosevelt's letters, and a scene from Pat Bond’s 1985 play about Hick. Mrs. Roosevelt’s letters are read verbatim by actress Paula Barish. Baum brings Hick to life – as the renowned journalist, important chronicler of the Great Depression, and lover and “First Friend” of First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.

Dates for HICK: A Love Story. The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
are July 10 - 27, 2014.

July 10, 11, 12 Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8:00 pm / July 13 Sun. 3:00 pm
July 17, 18, 19 Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8:00 pm / July 20 Sun. 3:00 pm
July 24, 25, 26 Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8:00 pm / July 27 Sun. 3:00 pm

What: Terry Baum talks about Lorena Hickok, and Baum’s play, HICK: A Love Story
Date: Tues., July 15, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St. (at Castro St.), San Francisco, CA 94114
Tix: Free and open to the public.
The GLBT History Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Bios:

Terry Baum (Playwright & Actress): Terry began 2013 by touring South Africa with her play, Lesbo Solo! She has had her plays published, produced all over the world, and translated into French, Dutch, Italian, and Swedish. Dos Lesbos (1981, with Carolyn Myers) was the first time many lesbians saw their lives accurately portrayed in the media. It inspired the first anthology of lesbian plays (Places, Please,1985). Baum has toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel as a solo performer. Two of her short films have been shown at the LGBT Film Festival, San Francisco (1997, 2007). Baum ran for Mayor of San Francisco in 2011. She made a difference and had a good time.


WHAT: Terry Baum in
Hick: A Love Story
The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
Written by Terry Baum & Pat Bond / Directed by Carolyn Myers

WHEN: July 10 - 27, 2014
Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 3:00 pm
Limited Engagement – 12 Performances - Three Weeks Only!

Dates for HICK: A Love Story.
The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt
July 10 - 27, 2014

July 10, 11, 12 Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8:00 pm / July 13 Sun. 3:00 pm
July 17, 18, 19 Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8:00 pm / July 20 Sun. 3:00 pm
July 24, 25, 26 Thurs., Fri., & Sat. 8:00 pm / July 27 Sun. 3:00 pm

TIX: ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE!
Tickets must be reserved via e mail at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/602947
For more info call 415- 206-1951

VENUE: Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. (at Battery St.), SF 94111

TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch

Special Event coinciding with the production of HICK: A Love Story

What: Terry Baum talks about Lorena Hickok, and Baum’s play, HICK: A Love Story
Date: Tues., July 15, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St. (at Castro St.), San Francisco, CA 94114
Tix: Free and open to the public.
The GLBT History Museum is wheelchair accessible.

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Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Eureka Theatre
    215 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA