U of O to present Meet Eleanor Roosevelt

Release Date: 10/21/2004

Clarksville, Ark. ---Meet Eleanor Roosevelt, a one-woman theatre performance depicting the life of the former First Lady, will be held at the University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9.

The event is part of the 2004-2005 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 479-979-1346.

Meet Eleanor Roosevelt is performed by Boston-based actress Elena Dodd and directed by Josephine Lane. The performance will include two stages of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life, 1905-1945: Wife, Mother and First Lady and 1945-1962: Private Citizen and First Lady of the World.

Eleanor Roosevelt was the first President’s wife to hold press conferences, write a newspaper column and travel widely. She was admired by many and criticized by many. In Meet Eleanor Roosevelt, she steps out of history to share with frankness and humor some of the struggles and experiences of her extraordinary life. Through her careful research and grasp of Mrs. Roosevelt’s distinctive speaking style and dynamic personality, Dodd gives audiences the rare and wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with Eleanor Roosevelt “in person.”