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History At Play™, LLC Reveals the Tumultuous Life of a Reluctant First Lady: “The Adventures of Louisa Catherine Adams” – Livestream Event!

May 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

$10 – $25

History At Play™, LLC Reveals the Tumultuous Life of a Reluctant First Lady – The Adventures of Louisa Catherine Adams – A Pay-Per-HAP Livestream Event Starring Boston-based Living Historian, Laura Rocklyn

LIVESTREAM EVENT Friday May 14, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.

$10-$25 Pay-What-You-Can per Viewer

History At PlayTM, LLC (HAP, LLC) has garnered international applause for their Immersive Living History Experiences, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten figures. On Friday May 14, Pay-Per-HAP ushers viewers into the world of Louisa Catherine Adams (nee Johnson), wife to the 6th American President John Quincy Adams, and First Lady of the United States. First-person historical interpreter and History At Play™, LLC Troupe Member Laura Rocklyn invigorates this influential and often forgotten woman in American History. Join us for Pay-Per-HAP Episode #47, produced by History At Play™, LLC (HAP, LLC), as we livestream direct to you!

Pay-Per-HAP Episodic Livestream Series brings the vibrancy of theatrical history and educational escapism direct to your screen! HAP, LLC’s 2021 Pay-Per-HAP Series is presented on the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. Episode access is granted at a Pay-What-You-Can per viewer rate of $10-$25, available on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/o/history-at-play-17409523528. Episodes are viewable for 48 hours. BONUS MATERIALS, including primary sources, recommended reading and merchandise giveaways are shared in every episode! No refunds/date transfers. Patrons receive a link to view the digital playbill and program 24 hours prior to the episode via email.

In Pay-Per-HAP Episode 47, HAP, LLC escorts viewers to March 4th, 1825, when Louisa Catherine Adams has recently decided not to attend the presidential inauguration of her husband John Quincy Adams. A decision that prompts her to reflect on a tumultuous life in the public eye, she recalls her childhood in England and France to her adventures as wife to an American diplomat, where she charmed heads of state from Berlin to St. Petersburg! These memories offer a glimpse into international affairs during an age of revolution. When Louisa and JQA return to the States, Louisa’s flair for entertaining and political savvy afford the couple great fortune, as they travel between Boston and Washington, DC. Louisa supports her husband’s rise to presidential power, but now stands in the shadows… Why, in this moment, as her husband achieves the coveted office, does she not present a unified front?

Laura Rocklyn is an actress, writer and first-person historical interpreter, based between Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C., and is a proud History At Play™, LLC Troupe Member. Laura has performed with regional theater companies up and down the East Coast, including The Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre and Kentucky Shakespeare. She is an Artistic Ally at Ally Theatre Company and an Associate Company Member and Teaching Artist with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. She has worked as an historical interpreter at museums, such as Colonial Williamsburg and The Smithsonian, and she writes and performs one-woman historic portrayals for educational groups around the country. She has published articles in Brontë Studies and on The Revere Express. Laura received her MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University and holds a Shakespeare Certificate from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

About Pay-Per-HAP

HAP, LLC’s Pay-Per-HAP performances are livestream events on the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, featuring original productions from the company’s critically acclaimed repertoire, hosted by HAP, LLC Founder and Artistic Director, Judith Kalaora, plus International Guest Artists and Exclusive Workshops. Each episode is conducted in authentic historic attire, with vintage props and professionally designed sets. Based on primary source research, History At Play™, LLC has been embraced by the historical, educational and theatrical communities, with hi-calibre programming, offering an unique opportunity to ask questions of influential and often forgotten figures.

Become a 2021 Passholder! The Pay-Per-HAP 2021 Pass is your ticket to LIVE programming; performances by International Guest Artists, Exclusive Workshops, Giveaways, and Merchandise Offers! Purchase a 2021 Pass and ensure your front row seat to history for one convenient payment! Register at: https://pph2021annualpass.eventbrite.com

Pay-Per-HAP 2021 Winter/Spring Performances: Episodes stream Fridays, at 7:30 p.m.

May 28: James Madison and The Forgotten War, Starring Kyle Jenks: Philadelphia, PA (HAP, LLC Troupe Member)

June 11: Captain Henry Detweiller: The Role of Steamboats in the Union Victory!, Starring Brian “Fox” Ellis, Chicago, IL                                          


History At PlayTM, LLC (HAP, LLC) has garnered international acclaim for solo and ensemble Immersive Living History Experiences, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten figures. Since 2010, the HAP, LLC Troupe has brought the legacies of historical figures to life in museums, libraries, universities, corporations, historical societies, senior living communities, and schools across the United States. History At PlayTM, LLC is available for booking both LIVESTREAM events, as well as traditional theatrical events. Visit HistoryAtPlay.com to learn more and email info@HistoryAtPlay.com, or call +1.617.752.2859 for booking inquiries.

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