Milford. ‘Cornelia in Confidence’ coming to the Columns Museum

| 16 Jun 2023 | 01:33

The Pike County Historical Society (P.C.H.S.) and American Readers Theatre (A.R.T.) announce the newest addition to their living history series of short plays, “Cornelia in Confidence.”

It is slated to be performed on July 15 at 4 p.m. and July 16 at 2 p.m. in the Foundation Room of the Columns Museum.

The play depicts Cornelia Pinchot, the outspoken and at times controversial wife of Gov. Gifford Pinchot, in her later years when she resided in Washington DC and hosted a radio show. Patricia Durante will take on the role of Cornelia, who talks about many things – both political and personal – giving the audience a look into the fascinating life of “the lady in red.”

“Cornelia in Confidence” was written by Lori Strelecki and will be Directed by Jeffrey Stocker. The performance is free and open to the public.

This production marks the fourth collaboration of P.C.H.S. and A.R.T., all graciously funded through the Greater Pike Community Foundation and performed each year. Last year’s production of “Milton Bailey; Letters Home” was presented to a standing room only crowd. In hopes of garnering the same response this year, an additional date has been added for this performance.

The Columns Museum, the home of the Pike County Historical Society, is located at 608 Broad St. in Milford. For information, call 570.296.8126.