PDX Playwrights presents
The Roosevelts’ Women
By Thomas & Craig Mason with Annie Leonard
FESTIVAL DATE: Feb 2 @ 12pm
VENUE: Hipbone Studio
1847 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
BUY TICKETS: fertilegroundpdx.org
No two people could be more complex than Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Their personal relationships, both marital and extra-marital, took place against a background of two world wars, the Great Depression, and Franklin’s debilitating disease, which keep him in a wheelchair from 1921 to his death. Franklin’s relationship with Eleanor has been well-portrayed. They were probably the most well-known married couple of the 20th Century. However, aside from Lucy Mercer, only recently have Franklin’s relations with other women been examined. Likewise, only recently have Eleanor’s relationships with other women been exposed candidly. Based on known historical incidents, The Roosevelts’ Women dramatizes the very real, human sides of one of the most famous couples in U.S. history.