Description of The Glorious Victorians
Decorate your gala event with lovely Victorian beauties and dashing Gilded Age gentlemen. We will enhance your upcoming divine event as your living decorations dressed in flower filled hats, bustles and tuxedos! In sumptuous costumes we will meet and greet and mingle with your guests and perhaps discuss the events of the day such as Mr. Flagler’s fine hotels or who will be on board that lovely ship the Titanic when it departs on its maiden voyage! We look forward to adding color to your next event, simply call us and we will arrive with top hat, cane and reticule in hand.
We are professional actors who are well schooled in the history of the Gilded Age!
Add a special vignette performance of “TO SAIL OR NOT TO SAIL?” by the cast as they portray the Astors, the Vanderbilts, the Unsinkable Molly Brown and the Flaglers, the movers and shakers of Henry Flagler’s day as they gossip about their upcoming plans for their voyage on the Titanic!
Add a special performance of Dianne Jacoby’s one woman show “THE THREE MRS. FLAGLER’S”“
The story of empire builder Henry Morrison Flagler comes to life in this historical drama in three acts. Henry’s tremendous drive and magnificent accomplishments during Florida’s glorious Gilded Age are seen through the eyes of his three captivating wives as each beautifully gowned lady tells of her years with the man who took the blank canvas of Florida and created a rich man’s paradise. Each woman loves Henry in her own way. The devoted but sickly Mary Harkness, mother of his children, stood with him as he founded Standard Oil. Because of Mary’s chronic ill health Henry takes her to the wilds of Florida. Although Mary tragically dies of consumption Henry always yearns to return to St. Augustine to create a winter paradise for the wealthy.
Devastated, Henry seeks consolation in the arms of the frivolous and high strung Ida Alice Shourds. Soon Mr. Flagler returns with his second wife to the wilderness of Florida and begins building magnificent grand hotels as his new wife lavishly entertains. Henry builds a string of lavish hotels and a railroad line, but sadly, amidst all the gaiety of the elite social scene, mental illness begins to claim Ida Alice’s sanity.
As she spirals into insanity Mr. Flagler meets a wealthy and young heiress who captivates him, Southern Belle Mary Lily Kenan. A scandalous divorce ensues. Henry’s 34 year old third wife, soon weds 71 year old Henry Flagler, by this time the most powerful man in Florida. Twelve years after their marriage Mary Lily became the wealthiest widow in the world. Each unique woman shares her experience, strength and hope as Mrs. Flagler. Meet Henry Flagler as only his wives knew him.
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