Mary Berry’s Fashionable Friends

Two fashionably dressed young women looking over a letter together sit at a table beside a window in a well-appointed room
Time: 
Friday, May 12, 2023 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Lewis Walpole Library
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Description: 

An entirely new version of the comedy directed and abridged by Laura Engel.

The Play:

In 1801 Anne Damer, Mary Berry, and Agnes Berry embarked on a remarkable collaboration staging a performance of Berry’s comedy Fashionable Friends as an amateur theatrical production at Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill. Damer and Berry starred in the play as the titular fashionable friends; Damer played the seductive and sly Lady Selina and Berry the sentimental and clever Mrs. Lovell.

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