(Sylviane Gold’s article appeared in The New York Times, 5/22; via Pam Green.)
She doesn’t read newspapers, because the news dismays her. She’s never voted, because in 1915, American women don’t have that right. She’s a product of finishing schools, not universities. And when she travels to Paris, she spends her time at couture houses, not museums. But the lovely, well-dressed woman we meet at the start of Joe DiPietro’s newest play, the final offering of Long Wharf Theater’s 50th-anniversary season, manages to interest, seduce and marry the president of the United States, and then to run the country after he is incapacitated by a stroke.