Erica Boston-West as Elizabeth Ammons
The Lady of Ludlow is the second Theatrix USA production featuring Erica Boston-West. She just completed a run as Noor in Goddess People. Erica is the First Place Winner of the 2017 Colorado Theatre Festival Monologue Competition. In 2016, Erica completed an intensive, two-year Meisner program at the Lea Marlene Actors Studio. She has been a featured actor in Denver Day Plays. She appeared in Please Have a Seat and Someone will be with You Shortly and The Clean House.
Margaret Norwood - Director
Margaret is thrilled to be working with Theatrix and looking forward to working with Erica and Mike to bring “The Lady of Ludlow” to life. Margaret was last seen in the role of Adele in The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow at Vintage Theatre, where she is on the Board of Directors. She also recently played Victor/Victoria for Theatre Company of Lafayette. She is currently directing a staged reading of Dakota C. Hill’s The Spare Room and completing her first novel. She has taught post-production, editing, and acting at Colorado Film School and she recently co-authored “Sanity in Acting” with colleague Galina Boulgakova. She wrote, produced and starred in the feature film Independence.
1914 was one of the most tumultuous years in U.S. history. This turmoil included strikes at mines in the Western states, including Colorado. These labor protests culminated in the bloody massacre at Ludlow, Colorado. On April 14th, the Governor of Colorado ordered the state militia to break the strike and "bring order" to the mines at Ludlow.
The militia opened fire on a tent city that was home to the Ludlow miners and their families. By the end of the assault, an unknown number of numbers were killed, together with about a dozen women and children.
Through the compilation or oral histories, Theatrix USA recounts the horrors of that bloody day on the frontier of the United States. The day's events are recounted from the wife of the man responsible for sending troops to Ludlow in the first instance, a woman named Elizabeth Ammons, the first Lady of Colorado.
The story of what happened at Ludlow is a historical event that all Americans must know. The Lady of Ludlow tells that story.