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Good Lessons from Bad Women at Fanwood Library

Dorothy Leeds
Dorothy Leeds

Fanwood - On Sunday, February 24, at 2:00 PM the Fanwood Memorial Library is proud to present Good Lessons from Bad Women - a devilishly funny one-woman show about flamboyant author Dorothy Leeds and a collection of infamous women in history. Good Lessons from Bad Women is the story of Dorothy, a good girl who longs to be a bad girl.  Torn between following in the footsteps of her perfect mother and the virtuous Eleanor Roosevelt or those of seven bad women raging from Eve in the garden to Emperor Wu, China's only female emperor and Anne Bonney, an 18th century pirate, to Mae West and more , Dorothy stands at the abyss and dives deep into a world where bad is good and good is bad.  This play proves that the wicked are truly irresistible.

From childhood to the current day, Dorothy  illustrates how "bad" women helped shape her life as an activist, entrepreneur, author and speaker. She does so by becoming each woman, taking her audience through different eras, backgrounds and cultures and sharing important lessons learned the hard way.

Funny, irreverent and thought-provoking, Good Lessons from Bad Women clearly proves that although we may value the good... we find the bad irresistible!

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Dorothy Leeds is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, the Dramatists Guild, and is serving on the Board of The League of Professional Theatre Women. Her Broadway credits include Stop the World I Want to Get Off.  Leeds has performed and presented at libraries including The Montauk Library, Bronx Public Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and at theatres and Universities such as The Smoot Theatre, Ruth Eckerd Hall, The Keystone Theastre, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, the University of Florida, Belmont University, Harper College, Lakeland College, Bentley University, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She is the author of The 7 Powers of Questions, PowerSpeak, and Marketing Yourself, and a noted public speaker.

Don't miss this amazing performance just in time for Women's History Month. This program is supported by the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library and is free to the public. To register and for more information please contact the library at 908.322.6400.



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