One Woman Play about the Life of Boston’s Eccentric Female Millionaire
Isabella Stewart Gardner possessed an energetic intellectual curiosity and a love of travel. A leading American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, she often spent summers in Gloucester. You know the legacy, now learn the story of her life as an eccentric female millionaire.
Isabella accomplished so much in her life, including her art collection, housed in a museum with light that makes everything and everyone more beautiful. Her juxtaposition of art and objects from travels all over the world, reveals her thoughtful cleverness. Isabella left behind a legacy that is enjoyed by thousands each year, and this performance brings to life what drove her to build, and fill, one of the most extraordinary museums in the world.
“As a child growing up in Marblehead, MA I spent many hours with my mother in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Now, many decades later, as a theater professional, I appreciate her accomplishments and charisma in a whole new way.” Leigh Strimbeck playwright and performer.