About This Show

Lissa Layng reprises her starring role as Bess Steed Garner, the heroine of A Woman of Independent Means. Garner’s story is the grand unfolding tale of what it was like to be an adventurous spirit in the first seven decades of that exciting time that came to be known as the American Century. In a period before terms like “liberated” and “feminist” became ingrained in the popular lexicon, Bess lives her life exactly as she pleases.Through challenge and triumph, through depression and wealth, through wars and peace, through sorrows and joy, through adversity and victory, Bess lives her life at the forefront of wherever she finds herself. Based on the real person of playwright Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey’s grandmother, Bess Steed Garner is emblematic of the fierce courage and independent spirit of that historical force with which to be reckoned, the emerging American Woman of the 20th Century. Norman Cohen directs.

Appropriate For Ages: 18 & Over

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: January 13, 2006 Final Performance: January 15, 2006

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