Stages Repertory Theatre presents A Woman of the World
Mabel Loomis Todd was labeled a “woman of the world” for her free-wheeling and passionate embrace of life. An accomplished journalist and naturalist, she also held close confidence with one of America’s most famed and reclusive poets, Emily Dickinson, and in fact was the first editor of Dickinson’s poems. But Todd’s story is largely lost to history in favor of a more marketable version of the Dickinson legacy.
Rebecca Gilman brings to light Todd’s lost story in a riveting look at a mysterious, and perhaps even dangerous, woman. Scandalous revelations or reckless gossip - you get to decide for yourself in this one-woman tour-de-force starring the incomparable Sally Edmundson.
A Woman of the World will be offered as a Zoom-captured performance. The play premiered in New York in 2019 and was produced by The Acting Company, in association with Miranda Theater Company.