mary todd lincoln
words by Natalie Stewart Elder
In 1876, Mary Todd Lincoln relocates to the Lincoln Home, assisted by her son Robert. Battling disorientation and hallucinations of her assassinated husband induced by enforced laudanum 'medication,' Mary struggles to come to terms with her new life. This one-act chamber drama explores themes of aging, depression, addiction, agency, end of life matters, and suicide, and features a dark, percussive, and lyrical indie/postminimalist score.