Louisa May Alcott Appears At The Library

February 29, 2008

The Essex Library will host a one-woman play entitled The Secret Life Of Louisa May Alcott on Sunday, April 13th at 4 p.m. Talented actor and playwright, Ruth Crocker, will bring history to life as she draws from Alcott’s diaries, letters and journals to provide a humorous, intimate portrait of the author. The event is free but seating is limited. To register, or for more information, call the Library at 767-1560.

A Mystic native, Ms. Crocker has performed for all ages as a singer, actor and storyteller. About the process of performing this play she says, “Exploring the lives of women through research, writing and play creation is an endlessly rewarding and fascination process. It is a way to understand the events in women’s lives that sparked and nourished the creative process down through the ages.”