Gettysburg: One Woman's War

Category: AuthorsCategory: Speakers & Lecture Series
Location: Adrian Lamb Room


Back by popular demand, actress Michele La Rue, will perform Gettysburg: One Woman’s War, a dramatization of three stories from Elsie Singmaster’s classic historical fiction Gettysburg: Stories of Memory, Grief and Greatness. Singmaster’s excellent exploration of the physical and emotional toll of the war on American citizens is powerfully interpreted by Michelle LaRue, who offers a stirring performance.

Michelle LaRue, who closed the Library’s Summer Read 2013 program with the literary dramatization, Tales Well Told, is an Illinois native who has lived in New Jersey for most of her adult life. She performs often with Jersey’s East Lynne Theater Company, which uniquely specializes in American plays of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Many of her stage credits (among them, works by or based on William Dean Howells, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman) reflect her fondness for literature of that period. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and AFTRA—and, as a writer and editor, of Drama Desk, an organization of New York theatre critics.