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Victorian Tea Reminder

The Tea by Mary Cassett circa 1880

A reminder for ticketholders: the Second Annual Victorian Tea is fast approaching. Bundle your bustles, grab your gloves, fetch your fascinators, and head on over to this wonderful sold-out event on Saturday, February 10, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Tewksbury Senior Center, 175 Chandler Street, Tewskbury.


Sheryl Faye as Abigail Adams


Presiding over the traditional tea will be Abigail Adams, played by Sheryl Faye, a local actress who has done an outstanding job of portraying the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Clara Barton, and Anne Frank to name a few. This is the first time Sheryl will feature Abigail Adams in her one-woman show.

As with the other historical women she portrays, Sheryl does extensive and careful research into each character. Since Abigail Adams is one of the most well-documented of American First Ladies, Sheryl has a lot of information on which to draw.

Using a variety of props and costume changes, Sheryl introduces Abigail as an adult and then seamlessly depicts her childhood, young adulthood, marriage to John Adams and ends her story as an adult. If you’ve never seen Sheryl work her magic, you’re in for a treat. If you’ve seen her portrayal of other characters, you’ll be mesmerized by her transformation into this beloved 18th- century woman

If Sheryl’s portrayal of other historical women is any indication, her dramatization of Abigail Adams will suit her to a “T”