Eleanor: Her Secret Journey by Rhoda Lerman, is a commanding one-woman show starring Jean Stapleton as Eleanor Roosevelt and examines her early years, as a restless young wife and mother of five. Unfulfilled by her duties at home and fueled with the knowledge that her husband, Franklin, is having an affair, Eleanor searches for meaning in her life and is determined to carve out her own identity. This play, though historically accurate, is largely an imagined trip through the mind of Eleanor Roosevelt and traces her personal journey from well-bred, passive observer to active, spirited participant in the causes she took up later in life. This glowing portrait captures perfectly the woman who became known as the "First Lady of the World" and allows us to know the real woman behind this icon of American history.
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This play has thrilled audiences to standing room only theaters across the country. Eleanor Roosevelt has come alive for theater goers. Ms. Stapleton's remarkable performance has humor, history, and what has been called a true to life depiction of Mrs. Roosevelt.From the Inside Flap:
As Eleanor Roosevelt, the woman who became known as the "First Lady of the World," Jean Stapleton takes us on a voyage of discovery and growth. This commanding performance perfectly captures her public toughness versus her private frailty.
An L.A. Theatre Works performance starring Jean Stapleton.
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Book Description L.A. Theatre Works, 2000. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1580812937
Book Description L.A. Theatre Works, 2005. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 7.25x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1580812937