Debra Conner as “Zelda Fitzgerald, Muse to Madness”

Debra Conner as “Zelda Fitzgerald, Muse to Madness”
November 9, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

Harvey Graham Auditorium
Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, OH

Zelda Fitzgerald and her husband, writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, were the golden couple of the 1920s, epitomizing the roaring promise of the decade. They were wealthy, glamorous and talented, and their pictures were splashed across newspapers and magazines worldwide. Zelda was America’s first flapper and served as the model for Scott’s fictional heroines. “Muse to Madness” allows Zelda to tell the story of her glory and her disintegration. Zelda takes her guests on a journey through memory, recounting her life as wife and muse to one of America’s greatest writers.

Debra Conner began portraying Emily Dickinson in 1997, thanks to a fellowship from the NEA. Since then, she has added the fascinating stories of Margaret Blennerhassett and Margaret Mitchell, and of course Zelda Fitzgerald, to her program offerings. She has appeared at national conferences, aboard riverboats and with the Ohio Humanities Council’s Chautauqua program. Since 1998, she has been part of the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive program.

The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series is supported in part by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. It has been bringing cultural, artistic and intellectual programs to the residents of Southeastern Ohio since 1999. The Series sponsors events that are open to the public at no charge and is supported in part by financial support of donors through the Washington State Community College Foundation.


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