Girl Gone Local: An invitation to The Lincoln Dress, A Ghost Story


Photo from Maeve McEneny Johnson

Albany Ghost Story to be premiered at Siena College and then traveling to International Festival in Eastern Europe.

WHO: Piper Theatre Productions and Siena College

WHAT: World Premiere of "The Lincoln's Dress"; written and directed by Albany native John P. McEneny

WHEN: Friday June 28th, Saturday June 29th at 8:00 pm. Sunday, June 30th at 2pm

WHERE: Siena College, Beaudoin Theatre, Loudonville, NY

WHY THIS IS EXCITING:

“The Lincoln Dress” is written and directed by Albany native and Siena Alum John P. McEneny.

The full performance and World Premiere of "The Lincoln Dress" will be performed at Siena College on June 28th, 29th and 30th. Tickets for the full performance can be purchased for 15 dollars on Siena College's website: http://siena.edu/creativeartstickets.


The show and its performers will continue with a short run performance in New York City and then onward to the Bucharest Theatre Festival in Romania.

BACKGROUND:

Long a tale of Albany folklore, the dress was said to have been stolen in 1931 during renovations at Loudon Cottage in Loudonville.

It is a story about the legacy of the Civil War, of racial and class disparity in 1930s America, of greed and ambition among desperate people, and unexpected loyalty in a den of thieves.

Piper Theatre Productions is a professional, 18-year-old 501 (c)(3) not for profit theatre company created by Albany siblings, Rachel and John P. McEneny, in order to offer free and accessible dynamic theatre. Piper is located year-round in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This will be its first production in the Capital Region area.

For Directions to Siena: https://www.siena.edu/visit/campus-map/

CONTACT:

Krysta Dennis, PhD, Producer (Siena College Creative Arts Department) kdennis@siena.edu (518) 783-4264

Maeve McEneny Johnson, maeve.mceneny@gmail.com (518) 542.2971


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