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‘Mrs. Wilson’ shines light on first woman President

In 1915, when two people using a telephone to hold a conference call very modern idea, the U.S. Senate majority leader was completely at odds with the Democratic President of the United States over foreign policy. A 100 years later, it seems, not much has changed. At least now when it comes to politics.

“The Second Mrs. Wilson,” a new play written by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe Pietro (his fifth here) and directed by Gordon Edelstein, artistic director of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven (where the show received its world premiere in May), focuses on the relationship between President Woodrow Wilson and his marriage to Edith Galt against the backdrop of World War I, the Treaty of Versailles and creation of the League of Nations.

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