-- Diane M. Sprick, Reference/Adult Services Librarian, Newburgh, Indiana
"Powerful, funny and passionate all at the same time."
-- Jeremy King, President of the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association
"...a delight for all ages... I walked away with a more sympathetic view of Mary Todd Lincoln's personality and life. This was not the woman that I had learned about in my 6th grade history book."
-- Rhonda L. Mort, Children's Librarian, Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana
"My husband and I were well entertained by Mrs. Mathews in regard to her portrayal of Mrs. Lincoln both historically and voice-wise. We loved hearing her sing the songs of the times and her song about Gettysburg. We loved the dulcimer, could never get enough of the sounds that fill the air from this instrument."
-- Ron and Sheryl Bede
"Very interesting! Fabulous portrayal of Mary Lincoln. Loved the music!"
-- Victoria M.
"What an engaging evening in the theatre! This one-woman show is no boring history lesson. Mary Todd Lincoln comes to life before your very eyes in a bravura performance by MaryAnne Mathews. The completeness of her transformation into Mrs. Lincoln is made that much more astonishing when Ms. Mathews comes out for the second half of the performance (as herself) and sings songs and tells stories of the Civil War era. Yeah, I have a "horse" in this proverbial race in that I am a board member of Festival Players Guild and would LOVE to see Mainstreet Theatre filled. But I am telling you that that is not a bit of a factor when I encourage you not to miss this. It is a unique performance that you will not see anywhere else close to this area." -- Imaginary Doors, Mishawaka, IN
"The Delta County, Colorado Historical Society hosted MaryAnne Mathews during our Civil War Days event last May (2015). MaryAnne portrayed Mrs. Lincoln in such a way as to really know who Mary Todd was -- her struggles, happy times, times of sadness -- a poignant presentation. MaryAnne presented Mrs. Lincoln to students and held them captive. Mrs. Lincoln came alive for them to know her in a way no book could provide. MaryAnne helped our local historical society in many ways. We truly enjoyed having here with us. We highly recommend her for your upcoming event." -- Keith Lucy, Chairman, Delta County Historical Society.
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Check out the accompanying page to read an article from the Anderson, IN, Herald Bulletin.
Great story by Donna Cronk in the Winter 2014 edition of Her Magazine (published by the Courier-Times in New Castle, IN)!