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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.

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. 

This 40-minute play with post-show talk back will be touring the Philadelphia area February 16th through March 31st, 2020.

Contact us at: for more information or call 267-415-6882.

For more information about Lucretia Mott 

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Directed by:

Georgina Bard and Steve Gaissert


Lucretia Mott - Heather Plank

James Mott - Robert Weick

Frederick Douglass - Eric Carter

Public Performances

  • Saturday Feb. 15 – 2pm – LaMott Library and Rec Center, Etkins Park

  • Sunday, Feb. 16 – 2pm – 2nd Baptist Church of Germantown, Philadelphia

  • Saturday, Feb. 29 – 2pm – Willow Grove Giant

  • Sunday, March 1 – 2pm – Easttown Library, Berwyn

  • Thursday, March 5 – 7pm – William Jeanes Memorial Library, Lafayette Hill

  • Sunday, March 8 – 2pm – Brandywine River Art Museum, Chadds Ford

  • Tuesday March 10 – 7:30pm – Radnor Memorial Library, Wayne

  • Sunday, March 22 – 3pm– Women’s History Essay Contest Student Awards Ceremony – Historic Fair Hill, Philadelphia

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

PO Box 4026, Philadelphia, PA 19118 | (267) 415-6882

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

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