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“The Waterman’s Daughter” One-Woman Show – Sunday, August 18th at the ML Library at 2:30pm

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Please join us on Sunday, August 18th for “The Waterman’s Daughter,” a one-woman musical theater drama based on the life of Mountain Lakes’ own Lilyan Stratton Corbin. Tickets are $15, cash only. Doors open at 2:30 PM. The performance is 50 minutes. “The Waterman’s Daughter” focuses on the life of an unconventional woman named Lilyan Stratton Corbin – an author, actress, and philanthropist who grew up in Crisfield, MD during the Chesapeake Bay oyster boom in the late 1800s. After many adventures, she settled in Mountain Lakes, NJ and opened the Sun Dance Manor on the Boulevard. The play follows Lilyan’s life story from when she ran away from home in 1898 at age 16 to her success on stage and screen; it highlights her marriage to the silent film star Frank Campeau and her books: Reno, Homing, The Wife’s Lessons, and The Feminine Philosophy. Created and performed by Katrina Kadoski, the play focuses in on Lilyan’s unique character and is told through the lens of her reluctant sister, Rose. Featuring seven original songs, this inspiring story unfolds through music, archival photos, original drawings, dramatic narrative, news articles, and letters from Lilyan. Katrina began researching and writing the play during her Artist in Residence stay at the Nelson Homestead in Crisfield in 2016. While creating this work, Katrina brought together many pieces of Lilyan’s life, including stories from her days in Mountain Lakes. The play will also be presented in Crisfield, MD on August 10th at the Corbin Gallery as part of the Smithsonian Institute Waterways Traveling Exhibition.