LINCOLNIA SENIOR CENTER
A Seventh Street Playhouse Staged Reading of
THE EATON WOMAN
MONDAY JULY 15, 7 PM
ANTHONY E. GALLO
Refreshments will be served.
This historically based two-act dramedy by Anthony E. Gallo is all about morals, adultery, lies, deception, women’s roles in Washington Society, the quasi downfall of the Jackson Administration, and the most beautiful woman in Washington history. Others say the most immoral and abrasive. All agree on one thing. She and her husband John Eaton, the US Secretary of the Army, Andrew Jackson biographer, and Tennessee Senator (elected at age 28) created more controversy than any other couple in Washington’s political history.
Andrew Jackson defeated the British in New Orleans and the Adams family of Massachusetts, vanquished Native American Indians, was involved in at least twelve duels and was a loved and respected hero of the American people. But how was he to handle the Petticoat Rebellion brought on by the Cabinet wives who objected to the de facto first lady and boycotted the White House? But it was a matter of honor. Beloved Rachel Jackson died shortly following her husband’s election to the presidency, killed by hurtful attacks on her morality. The seventh President, therefore, would go on to defend his friend Margaret O’ Neill Timberlake Eaton.
Through 79 years she goes through three husbands raises more eyebrows when she marries in her late fifties and spends her last days reminiscing and defending her morality. Was she responsible for Martin Van Buren’s ascendancy to the presidency? And how about John Calhoun?
Margaret Eaton Kacie Greenwood
Andrew Jackson Sam Simon
John Eaton James McDaniel
Rachel Jackson Kathleen Reilly
Ezra Ely George Spencer
Floride Calhoun Margaret Bagley
John Calhoun Bob Cohen
John Campbell and, John Berrien Steve Rosenthal
Emily Donelson and Rachel Jackson Kathleen Reilly
Mabel Jones Beatrix Whitehall
Martin Van Buren Grant Bagley
Antonio, Jones, Willie, John Branch Philip Baedeker
Elizabeth Branch Kathleen Reilly
Eliza Berrien Tina Anderson
Deborah Ingham Iva Zicha
Narrators Reilly and Whitehall
Sound Designer Beatrix Whitehall
Ensemble Entire Cast
Questions: Agallo2368@verizon.net or 202 544 6973Lincolnia Senior Center (703) 914-02234710 N Chambliss St, Alexandria, VA 22312 Cross Streets: Between Lincolnia Rd and Beauregard St. No charge or donations