ABOUT THE PLAY

In The First Ladies Coalition Colleen McCracken invites the audience into her tiny New York City apartment, which also serves as her sewing shop. A struggling immigrant and ex-convict, a survivor of domestic violence, Colleen builds a Coalition with four First Ladies:  Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Mary Todd Lincoln.

Mysteries and secrets are unveiled — hers & theirs — and with deep delight, mimicry and subtle impersonations, Colleen seamlessly transports us into the life and times of these iconic women. Driven by their inspiration and encouragement, she finds the power to turn insurmountable obstacles into the extraordinary — discovering new found freedom!

“…imaginative and intriguing…the First Ladies in effect morphed into the equivalents of guardian angels and saints was something to behold.”
– Michael Gottsegen, Writer and Educator

“Wonderfully wrought & directed production of an endearing and unique character!!”
– Fengar Gael, Playwright