Spring Mainstage: The Shakers of Mount Lebanon Will Hold A Peace Conference This Month

By Arlene Hutton

Directed by Marianne Savell

About the Play

As the size and strength of an upstate New York Shaker village are waning, wealthy progressive women from New York City (some of them Jewish) take an interest in Mount Lebanon. Inspired to host a peace conference drawing attendees from all over the world, the Shaker women struggle just to find peace amongst themselves. They are divided by gender, economics, theology, diet, and history. But the conference does happen, and its message of hope reaches out to us in the present, encouraging us all to do better.

About the Production

April 23-25, 30-May 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm
May 2, 2020 matinee at 1:00 pm

James Leon Chapman Mainstage

Marianne Savell

Produced by special arrangement with Arlene Hutton and the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium.