Book and lyrics by Cristina Luzarraga
Music by Denise Prosek
Directed by Austene Van
Musical direction by Jason Hansen
Dramaturgy by Susan Marks
This new musical explores the ever-changing roles of women over the last century through the lens of Betty Crocker, America’s First Lady of Food. “Born” in 1921 to the company that would become General Mills, Betty was a marketing invention––not a real person––but she came to represent far more than just flour. In 1945, Fortune Magazine named Betty Crocker the 2nd most popular woman in America. Originally depicted as white, blue-eyed, and middle-aged, Betty morphed over time as society grappled with questions of race and gender. At once a radio personality, a letter-writing confidante, a cheerleader and a scold, Betty taught a nation how to “add an egg" and much, much more.
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Location: Online via Zoom. Link and password will be sent on Thursday, November 19. Streaming of this presentation will be available from Friday, November 20 to Thursday, November 26.