Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Eaton Woman Premieres at Cosmos Theatre


Presents the Premiere of


Anthony E. Gallo

Saturday October 18, 11:30 AM

                                     Price:    $19.00.  Includes Lunch Buffet

The Eaton Woman is not well suited for people who hate gossip.   But the play dispels any notion that Washington was once a kinder, gentler city. This historically based two act dramedy IS ALL about morals, adultery, lies, deception, women’s roles in Washington Society, the quasi downfall of the Jackson Administration, and the most beautiful woman in Washington history.  Others say the most immoral and abrasive.  All agree on one thing.  She and her husband, the US Secretary of the Army, Jackson biographer, and Tennessee Senator (elected at age 28) created more controversy than any other power couple in Power Washington’s political history.  Andrew Jackson defeated the British in New Orleans and the Adams family of Massachusetts, vanquished Native American Indians, was involved in at least twelve duels, and was a loved and respected  hero of the American people.  But how was he to handle the Petticoat Rebellion brought on by the Cabinet wives who objected to the de facto first lady and boycotted the White House?  But it was a matter of honor.  Beloved Rachel Jackson died shortly following her husbands election to the presidency of the United, killed by hurtful attacks on her morality.   The seventh President therefore would defend his Margaret O’ Neal Timberlake Eaton.Through 79 years she goes though three husbands raises more eyebrows when she marries in her late fifties, and spends her last days reminiscing and defending her morality.  Was she responsible for Marin Van Buren’s ascendancy to the presidency? And how about John Calhoun?



Margaret Eaton                                                                                 Tarpley Long  

Andrew Jackson                                                                                 Stanley Cloud  

John Eaton                                                                                          Hugh Hill  

Rachel Jackson                                                                                   Lenore Salzman* 

John Campbell                                                                                   David K. Martin

Ezra Ely                                                                                               Brian Doyle*

Floride Bonneau Calhoun                                                               Gloria Rall  

John Calhoun                                                                                      Ned Conquest 

Emily Donelsen                                                                                  L. Nordlinger  

Martin Van Buren                                                                             George Spencer  

Antonio Gabriele Buchignani                                                         Brian Doyle 

Mabel Dodge                                                                                      Lenore Salzman 

Deborah Ingham  (Treasury Secretary’s wife)                          Liane Atlas

Elizabeth Branch (Navy Secretary's wife)                                  Norma Evenson 

Eliza Berrien(Attorney General’s wife)                                       Bunty Ketcham

Samuel Ingham(Treasury Secretary)                                           Ed Molnar

John Berrien (Attorney General)                                                  Scott Bush    

Jones                                                                                                     Dick Decorps 

Willie                                                                                                    Dick Decorps

Adamites                                                                                              Entire Cast

Jacksonites                                                                                          Entire Cast

Ensemble                                                                                              Entire Cast

If interested contact:  Anthony E. Gallo  202 544 6973


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