MOUNT VERNON – He was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. She fictionalized her experience with the family in her novel “Little Women” in 1868. He is often criticized for his inability to earn a living and support his family. He was never financially secure until his daughter became a best-selling novelist. For Bronson and Louisa May Alcott, life in the mid-1800’s America was challenging and rewarding, and filled with many of the social ills of the times, slavery, poor immigrants, transcendentalism, social work and health issues.
On Thursday April 24 at 7 PM, Bronson [portrayed by Robert Bennett] and Louisa May Alcott [portrayed by Amy K. Stoner] will be the featured characters for the Chautauqua Series presented by Elixir and supported by Rolls-Royce Charities/Civic Fund and Ariel Foundation assistance. The program presents living history and the featured characters will discuss their lives with the audience followed by a question and answer period with the audience.
The Chautauqua will be at ThePlace@TheWoodward, located at 111 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio. The theatre is a first floor facility that is accessible for people with special needs such as walkers, wheel chairs and strollers. The doors open at 6 PM, program starts at 7 PM and is presented on a donation basis, with all the procedures going the the scholars presenting the living history presentation.
For more information on this program and upcoming Chautauqua's, visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org and click on the calendar section. Or call 740-392-6102.