Woodhull: A Play About The First Woman Who Ran For President

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About This Show

It is 1872, Grant is in the White House, Queen Victoria is on the throne, and conservatism rules the nation.  Then along comes Victoria Woodhull, a swindler’s daughter who comes to New York City by way of hustling and prostitution.  And now she decides to run for President. Based on a very true story, Woodhull tells the true story of Victoria Woodhull, an outrageous and revolutionary former prostitute who–with a platform that included abolition of the death penalty, legalized prostitution, and free love–was the first woman to run for President in 1872.Her story exemplifies the American Dream, illuminating the corruption of politics, and the hardships of womanhood in any century.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 0min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: August 9, 2008 Final Performance: August 15, 2008
Location: Schimmel Center at Pace University, New York City

3 Spruce St,

New York,


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