“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 Sarah stresses over another impossible school project until the contents of Aunt Rose's attic come to the rescue. Audiences will discover 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, educational and a great introduction to the history of the Free State. 

Featured women 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 spies Anna Ella Carroll and Harriett Tubman

  •  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: Maryland History, Women’s History, Storytelling


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


GOOD NEWS: In our 2020 performances, Executive Director Julie Kurzava will be joined by New Moon favorite Heather Bagnall, now serving in the Maryland House
of Delegates, and perhaps the only professional actor in Maryland who is also a
state legislator!


Available: April 15–May 15 and Sept 15–Oct 31 only.




Leading Ladies: The Women of Maryland