mary todd lincoln

music by Andrew Drannon

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.

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