LINCOLNIA SENIOR CENTER
Hosts

A Seventh Street Playhouse Staged Reading of 



 









  

THE EATON WOMAN

MONDAY JULY 15, 7 PM

BY

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? 

CAST 

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   

​​​​​ANTHONY E. GALLO
agallo2368@verizon.net     202 544 6973