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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Regretting Mr. Wright: Mamah Tells Her Own Story

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge
418 W. Touhy Ave.
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

847-825-3144


A United Methodist Women's missions fundraiser event featuring a delicious luncheon, followed by a dramatic historical character portrayal by Ellie Carlson. She portrays Mamah Borthwick Cheney, whose tempestuous relationship with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and violent fate scandalized her turn of the century contemporaries. Tickets are $25. To reserve, call 847-825-3144 or 847-823-9114.

In 1909 Mamah Borthwick Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright fell in love. They were both married to other people and had eight children to care for between them. Flouting the social mores of their time and abandoning their family obligations, they ran off together, living for a time in Europe and later settling in Wisconsin. It was there that Mr. Wright built Taliesin for Mamah, and their story moved into a violent and tragic finale. Through performance artist Ellie Carlson, Mamah returns to our world to tell her own true story, of a woman who defied the gender roles of her Victorian times, and paid a terrible price for her love.

 
Come join us for this United Methodist Women's (UMW) missions fundraiser event.
 
Enjoy a delicious luncheon, followed by a dramatic historical character portrayal by Ellie Carlson.  She portrays Mamah Borthwick Cheney, whose tempestuous relationship with famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and violent fate scandalized her turn of the century contemporaries.
 
Tickets are $25. To reserve, call 847-825-3144 or 847-823-9114.
 

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