From 1776 to 1924, there were approximately 360 female lighthouse keepers and assistant keepers in the United States (and many more women unofficially worked in lighthouses with, or in place of, their husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons). WOMEN OF THE LIGHT brings to life the challenges and triumphs of six of these courageous women in the 1800s – and one enchanted sea sprite! Incorporating early American songs, the characters portrayed are based on real historical figures. Originally written to be performed by one actress, different actresses can perform the various roles.
Workshop Production: Delphic Institute, NC
Workshop Production: Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, NC
National Tour: Maritime museums and schools