“Perhaps someday the old theatre will stage a play about the remarkable life of the lady of the gardens and the joy she brought to so many people.”
Closing sentence from Mary Elitch Long: First Lady of Fun (Filter Press Books, 2008) by DWPC member Debra Faulkner
Looks like Debra’s prediction is coming true. She, Linda Berry, Linda Pohle, Dianne Blomberg and Joan Jacobson braved the May 20 snow storm to see an invitation-only preview of Mary Mary: Lady of the Gardens at the historic Elitch Theatre. Mary Elitch’s portrait graces the living room of our historic clubhouse. The play is in pre-production; no opening date has been scheduled.