A musical performance of the love letters between Judith Sargent Murray and Reverend John Murray.
Judith Sargent Murray is considered the most important female essayist of post-revolutionary America; her home on 49 Middle St is now the Sargent House Museum. John Murray is known as the father of organized Universalism in America; he formed the first congregation in Gloucester. Judith and John were intellectual equals and maintained a lively correspondence and friendship for fifteen years before embarking on a companionate marriage that spanned nearly three decades. They have a modern love story that remains inspiring and compelling in the 21st century.
Directed by Rebecca Nice Perrone, the half hour performance includes Isabel Morales, John Burton, Alice Deanin and Herb Foster from Murray Grove, NJ. Costumes by Lynn Whitney.
Admission is free, with donations encouraged. Proceeds will fund Sargent House Museum programs.
Sponsored by the Sargent House Museum, Murray Grove Association and the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.
The author of Love Notes, Bonnie Hurd Smith is a local historian, operating as “History Smiths/Hurd Smith Communications”.