Presented by Beacon Theatre Productions


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 (1848) 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 Frederick Douglass, Under the Bonnet reveals the strength and tenacity of her character and accomplishments, and a glimpse of the tender and compassionate woman under the bonnet. 

Please note: Our performance on 2/16 includes a post-show discussion featuring panelists Dr. Debonair Oates-Primus (Assistant Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia), Jean Warrington (Executive Director of Historic Fair Hill), and playwright Shelli Pentimall Bookler. The run time for this event is 80 minutes. 

This 40-minute play with post-show talk back will be touring the Philadelphia area February 15th through March 22nd, 2020 and will be relaunched in the summer and early fall of 2020.

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  • Occurred Saturday, February 15th, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


La Mott Library and Rec Center

7420 Sycamore Ave
Elkins Park, PA 19027


Beacon Theatre Productions
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