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April 27, 2010

Nobility returns to the Palace May 1

Catch award-winning actor Mamie Gummer this Saturday, May 1 in two scenes kicking off the Artist in Residence Program.

The schedule of events:

10:30: Lady Dunmore carriage ride from Williamsburg Inn to the Governor’s Palace.

11:00:  On the Bowling Green at the Governor’s Palace, Mamie Gummer stars as Lady Dunmore in a new Revolutionary Story scene, “Lady Dunmore Prepares for the Ball.”

11:30: Carriage ride back to the Williamsburg Inn along Nicholson Street to the Capitol then west on Duke of Gloucester Street.

1:30: Lady Dunmore carriage ride from Williamsburg Inn to the Governor’s Palace.

2:00: On the Bowling Green at the Governor’s Palace, Mamie Gummer stars as Lady Dunmore, in a new Revolutionary Story scene, “Lady Dunmore Prepares for the Ball.”

2:30: Carriage ride back to the Williamsburg Inn along Nicholson Street to the Capitol then west on Duke of Gloucester Street.

“Lady Dunmore Prepares for the Ball,” takes place in May, 1774. It centers on Lady Dunmore’s preparation for the official welcome ball held in her honor at the Capitol. Lady Dunmore was the wife of John Murray, the Fourth Earl of Dunmore. When Lord Dunmore was appointed Governor of Virginia in 1774, Lady Dunmore joined her husband in America. Of all the notable arrivals in colonial Virginia, the most publicized and celebrated arrival was that of Lady Dunmore and her children.

Both performances require a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or Good Neighbor Pass and a free reservation. Make reservations by telephone at (757) 229-2141 and pick up a reserved ticket at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket sales location.

Learn more:

Read The Governour’s Lady, from the journal Colonial Williamsburg.
Read the biography of Lady Dunmore.
Listen to the podcast First Lady of Virginia.

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