To commemorate the 100th anniversary

of women obtaining the right to vote in the US,

Beacon Theatre Productions proudly presents:

Michals, Debra “Lucretia Mott.” National Women’s History Museum. 2017. www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/lucretia-mott.

Under the Bonnet 

by Shelli Pentimall Bookler

Quaker, wife, mother, teacher, orator, friend, activist and symbol of strength and determination. A tenacious woman who spent her life fighting for the rights of women and African Americans, Lucretia Mott abided by the Quaker tenet that all people are equal. She helped found the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and co-wrote the Declaration of Sentiments for the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, igniting the fight for women’s suffrage. She also helped found Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and continued her resolve for creating equality until her final days. Through conversations with her husband, James Mott, and with insights from fellow women's rights advocate, Frederick Douglass, Under the Bonnet reveals the strength and tenacity of her character as well as the tender and compassionate woman under the bonnet. 

For more information about Lucretia Mott 

Visit the links below:

Directed by:

Steve Gaissert and Georgina Bard


Lucretia Mott - Heather Plank

James Mott - Robert Weick

Frederick Douglass - Eric Carter

2020 Performances and Venues

Feb. 15th - La Mott Library and Recreation Center

Feb. 16th - 2nd Baptist Church of Germantown

Feb. 19th  - Julia de Burgos School, Philadelphia

Feb. 21st - University of PA Memory Café

Feb. 29th - Willow Grove Giant Community Room

March 1st - Easttown Library, Berwyn

March 4th - Providence Center After School Program, Philadelphia

March 5th - William Jeanes Memorial Library

March 8th - Brandywine River Museum of Art

March 10th - Radnor Memorial Library

August 22nd - The Mott Graveside

August 30th - Arch Street Meeting House

BTP is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

PO Box 4026, Philadelphia, PA 19118

info@beacontheatreproductions.org | (267) 415-6882

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Support for Beacon Theatre Productions provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

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