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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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CHARMAINE HAMP certified reviewer June 14, 2018
This young actress is spectacular in a solo performance. She really carries the show along and captivated the audience. This is a unique true story about a woman way ahead of her time, who was a leader of woman's rights and the first woman to run for president. The story was wonderfully compelling and Ashley Ford is a darling on stage. I loved this original work also by this up and coming playwright Theo Salter ... full review
SARAH SYKES certified reviewer June 17, 2018
I was amazed at how one actor could transform into different aspects of the characters and time lines with no costume changes or special effects!... full review
DANIEL MINUCHIN certified reviewer June 19, 2018
Really well acted. This one person show draws you into the fascinating story of Virginia Woodhull, who I certainly had never heard of, but was an early feminist and free love advocate who was clearly well known at the time, and ran for president in 1872. The show is lively and funny and informative, and relevant to today.... full review
MITCH WALSH certified reviewer June 18, 2018
This “one woman” show was really surprising. I had no idea was I was in for. In all it was a really enjoyable experience. It was very sharp and seemed well rehearsed and researched. The actress did a really good job embodiying all the different characters and the message was clear. ... full review
LAURA JO TREXLER certified reviewer June 14, 2018
Honestly, I did not know what to expect going into the show. I loved it! Ashley Ford commands the stage with her wonderful storytelling! A true professional! She is compelling to watch and gives a very moving performance! She beautifully embodies the characters! The show flew by because I was so entranced by the script, lighting design and of course, Ashley’s strong acting! Not to mention she tells a story that is so relavant to today’s society. Beautifully done by all involved!... full review
EMILY DAVENPORT certified reviewer June 13, 2018
A fantastic performance. An inspiring story. A must see of the Fringe Fest 2018.... full review
ALEX ELLIOTT certified reviewer June 09, 2018
Fun and very informative! Great performance from lead actress. Victoria Woodhull lived quite the life--so if you don't know her story, the show gives a good look into her life and the women's suffrage movement in the US.... full review
AMANDA SMITH certified reviewer June 11, 2018
A powerful, fascinating, and enlightening portrayal of Victoria Woodhull. Ashely Ford is magnetic on stage and delivers an outstanding performance that captivates the audience. Theo Salter's writing is cerebral and scholarly yet incredibly accessible. Both Ford and Salter do a beautiful job breathing life into Victoria Woodhull--the show is perfect for the 2018 zeitgeist and the #metoo movement. What an empowering and timely show! ... full review
ANDREA BENNETT certified reviewer July 14, 2018
The Terrible Legend of Victoria Woodhull is a captivating one woman show that was excellently written and directed. It was an inspiring piece of theater that reminds women of how far we have come in our struggle for women's rights and how far we still have to go. It was amazing how there were still so many parallels in the 1800's to today's political climate. Ashley moved effortlessly from character to character as she carried us on a journey of a woman who was rather unknown. Ashley's outstanding abilities as an actress combined with Theo's magnificent ability to craft stories in this manner is duo that I want to see again and again!!!... full review
MARILYN CORUM certified reviewer June 22, 2018
tagged as: intriguing · has potential.
This play has potential, but it needs work, particularly of the structure. I was drawn to the play because I wanted to learn more about Victoria Woodhull, but I learned very little.... full review