A Flourish of Hatpins: A Play by Karen Leonard

Special Virtual Theater Event

$15, $10 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login).

Ticket holders will have on-demand access to the video to stream it at their convenience from August 18-23.

The Studios of Key West presents A Flourish of Hatpins, an an original play about a fictional Key West family in 1920 divided by the politics of a woman’s right to vote. As if ripped from today’s headlines, the play deals with equality for women, contagious disease, political discord, and family conflict.

One century ago, Key West was largely isolated from the rest of the country. Young Elizabeth Watson helps her mother and sister run a boarding house on Duval Street, but she dreams of becoming a hat designer and owning a hat shop in a big city. Her dream unravels in Washington D.C. and she finds herself working with a group of suffragists who are at the center of the raging 19th Amendment debate.

Presented Readers Theater Style and recorded, the performance will be available for on-demand streaming from August 18-23. Using her experience as a film producer and director, Leonard brings a cinematic touch to the project.

Image by Eugene Richee

Playwright Karen Leonard takes a novel approach to presenting her latest original play. Actors will rehearse and perform the play via Zoom as in the style of Readers Theater, and the performance will be recorded, edited and made available for on-demand streaming. Using her experience as a film producer and director, Leonard brings a cinematic touch to the project.

Ticket holders will have on-demand access to the video to stream it at their convenience from August 18-23. A link to watch the online theatrical event will be sent to the contact email address the day before the streaming window opens.

Cast, in order of appearance: Toba Cohen, Jessica Miano, Erin Uzume McKenna, Marsha Williams, Corey Narson, Louise Pearson, Karen Grant, Tim Dahms, Barbara Mundy, Kate Miano, Aaron Wechter, and Diana Heller.

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