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The Terrible Legend of Victoria Woodhull

solo performance · the owl and the pussycat theatre co. · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 14, 2018
There's a wealth of material in the self-made life of Victoria Woodhull and maybe more than one play---but this 40-minute fragment isn't it. It raises more questions than it resolves and skips completely her "Second Act"---in England, with her 3rd husband. (She died there at 88!) When that play is written, ASHLEY FORD will still be the girl for the job! She fields everything that's thrown her way, from a silly "prologue" as a modern actress "channeling" Victoria (which wastes 5 of the 40 minutes) to Victoria herself "channeling" both her younger sister and her nemesis, Susan B Anthony, too much. The theatre space itself is unusually uninviting, a long tunnel which could have been configured more intimately that does a lot to alienate t... full review