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Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

September 19, 2006
CONTACT: Suzanne Pratt
(410) 516-7159

Theatre Hopkins, Villa Julie Present
Mistress of Riversdale

Theatre Hopkins and Villa Julie College will present "Mistress of Riversdale" on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. Both performances will be in the black box theater on the campus of Villa Julie College, 1525 Greenspring Valley Rd., in Stevenson, Md.

Adapted from the original words in the letters edited in Margaret Callcott's book of the same name, this hour- long one-woman dramatization was devised by Suzanne Pratt, director of Theatre Hopkins, and is performed by Cherie Weinert. It details the life of wealthy Belgian émigré Rosalie Stier Calvert, wife of George Calvert, at their plantation near Washington during the first two decades of the 19th century.

The text is drawn directly from extraordinary letters that Rosalie, a mother of nine children, sent to her family in Antwerp over her 20 years at Riversdale. Rosalie's correspondence includes her ardent views on presidents Washington, Jefferson, and Monroe and on Napoleon, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Aaron Burr. Also detailed is her courtship and marriage to the grandson of the fifth Lord Calvert and their creation of the Riversdale estate, which not only lent its name to the Washington suburb, Riverdale, but also provided the original campus of the Maryland Agricultural College, which later became the University of Maryland.

Adult tickets are $10, Students with Villa Julie ID are $5. On-site free parking is available. For reservations, call (443) 334-2618 or e-mail thehop@jhu.edu.

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