TerryBaum's solo play, about the romance of butch journalist Lorena Hickok and patrician First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, has received rave reviews throughout the country -- from San Francisco to New York City to Washington D.C. In all these shows, Paula Barish reads E.R.'s letters on tape. Now, for this live stream, Terry and director Carolyn Myers are thrilled that Paula is joining them to transform HICK from a solo into a duo. The performance is hosted by Christina Augello, artistic director of EXIT Theatre.
The presence of Paula has inspired Terry to add more of E.R.'s letters, while condensing the story to 35 minutes. The live performance on the small screen brings an intimacy to the two women's relationship that is different from a stage production. This amazing and true love story is an important part of lesbian history. Mrs. Roosevelt's letters are quoted verbatim. They are used with the permission of the Roosevelt estate.