MOUNT VERNON ó The first woman mentioned in the Bible, and the mother of the human race, poor Eve has taken a ribbing [pun intended] ever since Genesis, chapter 3, was written and has wrongly been made the scapegoat for mankindís fall from grace ever since. Has anyone ever given Eve the chance to defend herself? Of course not! On Thursday, May 16, Eve will be given the chance to tell her side of the story as part of the seventh season of the Elixir Chautauqua Series. Presenting a wide range of historical, first person portrayals; the Chautauqua Series is happy to present the second oldest person known to man and the oldest to grace the Chautauqua stage.
Eve will be portrayed by Kathie Dice, who wrote a one-woman play based on the life of Eve. Kathie appeared last year as Eleanor Roosevelt and caused much laughter with her unusual comedy style presentations, that tell the story, but in an entertaining and lighter manner, not too serious and stuffy, academic manner. Opening the program will be Mary Miller, comedienne and guitarist. For those who recently went to the Comedy for the Cure program, Mary was one of the presenters.
The Chautauqua is held at ThePlace@TheWoodward [111 S. Main Street in Mount Vernon], a first-floor facility that is easily accessible to people with special needs. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7. The presentation is offered on a donation basis and sponsored by Elixir, the Ohio Humanities Council, Ariel Foundation and the Rolls-Royce Charities/Civic Fund. Coming on May 30 will be W.C. Fields.
For those who planned to come to the May 9 Martin Luther program, Ken Hammontree unfortunately became ill too late to provide cancelation notice. That program has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. For further information on the Eve program or other programs in the Chautauqua Series visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102 or 740-392-3018.
Published on May 14, 2013