Under the Bonnet: Lucretia Mott

Sunday March 8

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM


In celebration of International Women’s Day, this play will focus on Lucretia Mott, a tenacious woman who spent her life fighting for the rights of women and African Americans who abided by the Quaker tenet that all people are equal. Mott helped found the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and co-wrote the Declaration of Sentiments for the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, igniting the fight for women’s suffrage. She also helped found Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and continued her resolve for creating equality until her final days. Under the Bonnet reveals the strength and tenacity of her character and accomplishments, and conversations with her husband, James Mott, and Frederick Douglass allows us a glimpse of the tender and compassionate woman under the bonnet. Presented by Beacon Theatre Productions, this 40-minute production will be followed by a talkback discussion with the actors.

This performance is part of Art of the Vote presented by PNC Arts Alive.

Tickets for events hosted by the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art are non-refundable.