“The Lincoln Dress” is written and directed by Albany native and Siena Alum John P. McEneny.
The full performance and World Premiere of "The Lincoln Dress" will be performed at Siena College on June 28th, 29th and 30th. Tickets for the full performance can be purchased for 15 dollars on Siena College's website. http://siena.edu/creativeartstickets. The show and its performers will continue with a short run performance in New York City and then onward to the Bucharest Theatre Festival in Romania.
Long a tale of Albany folklore, the dress was said to have been stolen in 1931 during renovations at Loudon Cottage in Loudonville. It is a story about the legacy of the Civil War, of racial and class disparity in 1930s America, of greed and ambition among desperate people, and unexpected loyalty in a den of thieves.