Theater for the New City presents the New York debut of this historical drama about the first woman who ran for U.S. president almost 50 years before women had the right to vote! More…
Con artist, spiritualist, and eventual visionary presidential candidate, Victoria Woodhull made her mark on our nation and on New York, where she lived much of her life. In 1872, Woodhull became the first woman to run for president on what was known as the Equal Rights Party ticket with abolitionist Frederick Douglass as her running mate. The show looks at how her opponents persecuted and, finally, prosecuted her in an effort to silence one of the most daring political campaigns in American history.
See it if You enjoy less known American historical stories, women's Suffrage & feminist themes. Like to explore motivation, passion & ramifications.
Don't see it if You dislike historical documentation as this play consists of many scenes that chronicle Victoria Woodhull's life. This is not light drama.