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Lady Patriot: Civil War Spy Play Based on Historical Fact
Hudson Mainstage Theatre (Hollywood, CA)
Set in the 1860s, Lady Patriot goes inside the life of the wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Pregnant and having just moved to the capital in Richmond, the long-suffering Varina is tended to by her new friend Elizabeth and her slave, Mary Bowser, while somehow, vital information begins to fall into Union hands. Writer-director Ted Lange, best known for his role as bartender Isaac on The Love Boat, based this work on a true story. An accomplished theater artist, Lange has written more than 20 plays, many with a historical bent.