January 21, 2010
What would you do if your mother was accused of no longer being able to look after herself? George Glover didn't seem too concerned about his mother until the newspapers approached him. Then, he brought a court case ...
In her time, Glover’s mother, Mary Baker Eddy, was a major celebrity and controversial figure. Her story is as topical today as it was then, raising the issues of ageism, sexism and media integrity as well as of freedom of speech and belief. The play—“Mrs Eddy”—tells the story of Sibyl Wilbur, a successful journalist who gives up her prestigious job to defend Eddy.
On Thursday, January 21, at 7 p.m. writer/director Christine Buxton will describe her vision and passion for bringing an extraordinary episode in the life of this fascinating woman to the stage. According to Buxton, the play is “thought-provoking, relevant to today and inspiring.” The case is brought to trial and the trial will take place not only in a court of law, but also in the court of public opinion.
In addition to conducting research at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Buxton has studied and analyzed papers at the Boston Public Library and other libraries, courthouses, and historical societies from New England to California to uncover the details and drama of this story. She looks forward to exploring the creative process with the audience, discussing how to bring Eddy’s story to the stage.
This program is a part of the Mary Baker Eddy Centenary Series, "Strength of Spirit—Engaging with Mary Baker Eddy 100 Years Later". Admission will be $8, $5 for Friends of the Library. For reservations call 617-450-7200. Parking available in underground garage on Christian Science Plaza, visit the Library's Web site for directions and more information about parking.