H. D. play (and panel) challenges us to follow our music!

(30th in a series of posts on H.D.)

Finding H.D.:
A Community Exploration of the Life and Work of Hilda Doolittle

Bethlehem-born writer Hilda Doolittle — H. D. —  (1886-1961) is
the “Lehigh Valley’s most important literary figure.”

Listen up! Festival UnBound starts this week. In which is the original play on H.D.’s life,  The Secret, by the fabulous Mock Turtle Marionette Theater.

H. D. marionette

Here’s what Jennie Gilrain says about the play’s relevance:

“I am in the midst of designing the panel that will take place after the second performance on Oct. 6th. The focus will be on women in leadership. We will connect the panel to the play via a question that Mamalie (Hilda’s maternal grandmother) asks Hilda in the beginning of the play, and H.D. asks the audience at the end of the play: “Who will follow the music?’  The women on our panel will talk about their work and dreams and tell a story about a moment in which they were encouraged/ inspired or discouraged/ oppressed/ prevented from following their music. We hope to explore ways in which we as a community can encourage women to follow their dreams.”


Saturday, October 5 – 5:00-6:30p | Talkback 6:30-7:00p

Sunday, October 6 – 1:00-2:30p  | Panel 2:30-3:30p

Monday, October 7 – 7:30-9:00p

Tuesday, October 8 – 7:30-9:00p

VENUE: Touchstone Theatre | 321 E. Fourth Street, Bethlehem, PA

PRICE: $25 adult & $15 student/senior; limited amount of Pay What You Will tickets for purchase; please call 610-867-1689 to order.


Gadfly has always tried to march to a different drummer — how about you?

Festival UnBound
Ten days of original theatre, dance, music, art and conversation designed to celebrate and imagine our future together!
October 4-13

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