How Soft the Lining

World Premiere!

November 5 to November 20
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA


Elle Borders
Margaret Clark
Gabriel Graetz
Jade Guerra
Bridgette Hayes
Lizzie Milanovich
Kaya Simmons


Written by Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara





Written by the playwright who brought you MILK LIKE SUGAR and THE LUCK OF THE IRISH.

Inspired by the lives of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly, Mrs. Lincoln’s freed black seamstress, the story is set in the White House after the assassination of the 16th president. The stigma often associated with Mrs. Lincoln has been etched away to reveal a friendship that both women come to hold dear. This play explores both women’s lives and the primary events that brought them together during a critical moment in our nation’s history. 

This piece is appropriate for ages 10 and up. 

This production was previously titled THE SILVER LINING, and was changed in development.