“A real treat to see such a professional production specifically for kids. And they truly enjoyed it, which is great”.

Unexpected Heroes: India Tales

Students of all ages can relate as sixth grade Sarah stresses over another impossible school project, and Mom (and Aunt Rose's attic) come to the rescue. Along the way, they rediscover stories of women whose courage and conviction helped shape Maryland and influence our nation. This quick tour through over 300 years of Maryland history is fun and educational and a great introduction to the history of the Free State. Women introduced by writers Julie Kurzava and Kristin Barnes include:

• Settler and colonial leader Margaret Brent
• Revolutionary editor and publisher Mary Katherine Goddard
• Ft. McHenry Flag seamstress Mary Pickersgill
• 95-year-old Civil War demonstrator Barbara Fritchie
• Civil war spy Anna Ella Carroll
• Philanthropist Mary Elizabeth Garrett
• Suffragettes Edith Houghton Hooker & Elizabeth King Ellicott
• Art patrons Claribel & Etta Cone
• WWII hero-at-home Rosey the Riveter
• Environmentalist Rachel Carson

Curriculum Connections: This show addresses the Maryland State Curriculum 
Social Studies Standards 3 and 5.

Grades 3-8
Duration: 45 minutes
Maximum audience: 250 people
Fee: $525 single/$725 back-to-back

Leading Ladies: The Women of Maryland