Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt, with her passion for social justice and sensitivity to the underprivileged, was an inspiration to people all around the world. At Bernardsville Public  Library on Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 pm, in this one-woman play by Stephen LaRocque, actress Linda Kenyon assumes Mrs. Roosevelt’s voice, gestures, warmth and engaging personal touches and illuminates some of the steps along her life’s journey.

Ellie Seagraves, Eleanor Roosevelt's granddaughter, said of the show, "Linda has the ER voice, gestures, warmth and engaging personal touches of ER. What Linda does with this role is the best I've seen or heard any place." 

Ms. Kenyon is an experienced television, stage and film actress whose special skills include impersonations of Eleanor Roosevelt and Babe Didrikson as well as Julia Child. She received her training on the Arena Stage (Norman Gevanthor), the Folger Theatre (Franchelle Dorn), and the Poet & Peasant Professional Actors’ Workshop.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up. 

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