Actress, historian Annette Baldwin to perform two shows

September 26, 2018 | 3:41 PM

Actress Annette Baldwin will perform at MacMurray College for two shows, "The Long Road to Victory" and " Jane Addams: Worthy Choices," in the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre (also known as the Black Box) inside the Jenkins Education Complex along Hardin Avenue.

Both shows are free and open to the public, and are a part of the MacMurray College Humanities and Performing Arts Series: Life of the Mind and Spirit. Interpreting services will be provided. 

The first show will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. "The Long Road to Victory" was researched, developed and presented by Baldwin who is a historian, lecturer and actor. She has performed and lectured on the women's suffrage movement since 1995. Through historical portrayals, the audience will meet Quaker minister and anti-slavery advocate Lucretia Mott; women's rights advocate, Elizabeth Cady Stanton; mother of the suffrage movement, Susan B. Anthony; 20th century suffrage and women's equality advocate, Alice Paul; and celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment with League of Women Voters founder Carrie Chapman Catt.  

The second show will be performed on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m.  In "Jane Addams: Worthy Choices," Baldwin's portrayal of Addams embraces the distinguished humanitarian's warmth, wisdom and courage in her uncommon ability to affect social change in America. Baldwin has performed as Addams for over 20 years, notably for the former Hull House Association and at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C, as well as for the Hull House and Toynbee Hall International Conference in Chicago. Baldwin, a former Illinois Humanities Road Scholar, has also created Coco Chanel, Elizabeth Van Lew and Louise Nevelson.

For more information about the Humanities and Performing Arts Series, contact Jeannie Zeck, professor of English, at 217-479-7119 or at

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