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Mrs. Alcott Remembers

Dancer, Marc – October 29, 2013

Mrs. Alcott Remembers: A One -Woman Dramatization by Joanne Koch Potee P’82

Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm
Caswell Library, Deerfield Academy
Deerfield, MA

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students/children under 18, Deerfield Academy students free

The performance is a fundraiser for the “Brick Church” Music Series at the First Church of Deerfield.

In Mrs. Alcott Remembers, Joanne Koch Potee P’82 portrays Louisa May Alcott’s mother, immortalized as “Marmee” in Little Women. She recalls her time spent at Fruitlands in Harvard, Massachusetts, as she struggled to raise her four young daughters in the midst of a group of people who had gathered together to create a Utopian community.

The story unfolds around a letter Mrs. Alcott is composing to her youngest daughter, May, who is studying in Paris. Thoreau, Emerson, and Alcott’s husband Bronson, all feature in this tale of life in heart of New England’s Transcendental movement.

Ms Potee has acted with the Boston Summer Theatre and the Brattle Hall Repertory Theatre Company in Boy Meets Girl and Major Barbara. While attending Radcliffe /Harvard College she performed at the Loeb Drama Center, now the ART, starring in Chekhov’s The Boor.