Davidson's Victoria & Frederick for President, Presented by Grenier, Set for FringeNYC

News   Davidson's Victoria & Frederick for President, Presented by Grenier, Set for FringeNYC
Victoria & Frederick for President, a new drama about America's first interracial presidential ticket, will play the New York International Fringe Festival in August.

Charles Randolph-Wright, screenwriter and director of the forthcoming film of "Mama I Want to Sing," will stage the play by Jonathan L. Davidson ("Shot in the Dark") that is scheduled to run Aug. 15-22 at the New School for Drama.

"Before there was Barack Obama, there was Frederick Douglass; and before there was Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, there was Victoria Woodhull and Susan B. Anthony. A little known fact in American history is that in 1872, Victoria Woodhull, the first female stockbroker, ran for President of the United States and chose former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass as her Vice-Presidential nominee. Victoria & Frederick for President is the untold story of a campaign and moment in American History that has taken 137 years to come again," press notes read.

The multimedia production will feature music by five-time Grammy Award-winner Roy Wilfred Wooten. Casting will be announced shortly.

A commission by the Create Carolina Arts Festival and Winthrop University, the play is presented by Adrian Grenier ("Entourage"), MOSON Productions and the Create Carolina Arts Festival.

For tickets and further information phone (212) 279-4488 or visit FringeNYC. The New School for Drama is located at 151 Bank Street.

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