SECT Women's Network Presents ''Aunt Hattie's House'' March 18

The Southeastern CT Women’s Network will host “Aunt Hattie’s House,” a special event commemorating the year of their 40th Anniversary, at 7:00 PM, Friday, March 18th, at Filomena's Restaurant, 262 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT. 
Enjoy an evening of fun and education.  Travel back to 1865 and find out what compelled Harriet Beecher Stowe to pen Uncle Tom's Cabin, the novel that changed our nation's history.   Written and performed by Emma Palzere-Rae.

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) is best known for her influential novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, despite penning over 30 other novels.  As the primary breadwinner in her family, she was truly one of the first 'working moms.'
The setting is the year 1864, at Oakholm, Harriet Beecher Stowe's new home in Hartford, Connecticut.  Harriet has returned to the land of her childhood an international celebrity, looking for quieter times.  The audience is invited to assume the role of a biographer, just one of the curious who still seek her out.
Emma Palzere-Rae has appeared in regional, stock and off-Broadway theater, as well as in film, television and radio. She has been portraying Harriet Beecher Stowe since 2000, when “Aunt Hattie’s House” premiered at the Heartland Chautauqua touring throughout Missouri. She founded Be Well Productions in 1989, touring several critically acclaimed one-woman plays on characters as diverse as Emily Dickinson and Gilda Radner. In 1990, she banded together with other female solo artists to create New York City’s Womenkind Festival. A graduate of Emerson College, Ms, Palzere-Rae is an active member of Actor’s Equity, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.  Currently, Ms. Palzere-Rae serves as the Director of Development and Communications for Safe Futures (the former Women’s Center of Southeastern CT), is the former Executive Director of the Chorus of Westerly, and former Artistic Director for New York City’s touring company PlaysforLiving.
Networking begins at 6:00 PM. Suggested donation: $10.00.  Reservations are required and may be made online at  Proceeds benefit the Network's Scholarship program & The Pathway to a Safe Future campaign. The public is welcome.