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CANCELED – “Chautauqua Performance of Lillie Langtry”, Ellie English

March 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


Piper’s Opera House and The Comstock Foundation present 2023s first lecture series – a Chautauqua performance of Lillie Langtry presented by Gabrielle “Ellie” English.
This performance about the life of Lillie Langtry includes a 30-minute discussion of her life from her perspective. During this presentation, Ms. English performs a monologue from Lillie’s favorite role as Rosalind in “As you like it.” She will also sing “Margate boat” song and “Beautiful dreamer” – two of Lillie’s favorites. Following the monolog and performance, Ms. English will take questions while remaining in character. Her artistry is designed to bring Lillie back to life while highlighting her vaudeville and music hall performances.

BIO: Gabrielle “Ellie” English brings a strong background in classical theater, vocal training, historian dance and costuming. She was invited to attend the prestigious Shakespeare program at Cambridge University where she later performed at the Globe Theater in London. While working for Colonial Williamsburg, she became a Chautauqua-level living history interpreter and performed as Martha Jefferson and Martha Washington. She also learned the art of Mantua Dress, immersing herself in early colonial dance and music.

In 1997, Gabrielle created a historical interpretation program for Titanic the Exhibition, the first of its kind at the age of 19. This consisted of training the volunteers, creating costumes, writing monologues and hiring actors from Orlando, Florida.

Since then, she has written programs and performed for Colonial Williamsburg, Tampa Museum of History, George Washington Foundation, Earl Spencer’s Princess Diana Celebration Althorp, Tombstone and many others.

Doors open at 6:30, Lecture starts at 7pm
Ticket Cost: $10
Tickets are available for purchase online through Eventbrite or at the door.
Raffle ticket included

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March 23, 2023
7:00 pm
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Steven Saylor
(775) 813-8935
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Piper’s Opera House
12 B Street
Virginia City, 89440 United States
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