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August 9, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
1301 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
Free event
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First Lady Lou — A One-Woman Show

Monday, August 9, 2021

Join us as we celebrate and share the life of Lou Henry Hoover, President Herbert Hoover’s wife and a remarkable pioneer of her time.

First Lady Lou is a one-woman show performed by Jane Fellows. Throughout the show, “Lou” takes the audience on the remarkable journey of her life. Set in a New York City hotel room, Act I takes place in 1914, the day before Lou sails to London to join Herbert. Act II takes place in 1944 at the end of her life. During the play, the audience experiences history through the eyes of a smart, compassionate and visionary woman.

Thus far, Leslie Hoover-Lauble, great-granddaughter of Lou Henry and Herbert Hoover, has attended at every performance of this show and will join its Iowa tour in 2021.  Through a question and answer session after the performance, Leslie provides first-hand knowledge of the Hoover family history and serves as a major selling feature for this show. She is, of course, Lou’s most significant advocate. Joining the conversation will be Rebecca Christian, the playwright, who is a native Iowan.

For more information, visit the Hoover Presidential Foundation website.