Neumann University will present “Unlacing the Victorian Woman” on Thursday, October 8, at 1:00p.m. in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center.
Barbara Meyer Darlin, costume designer and historian, will change onstage into the outfits worn by a turn-of-the-century lady in a typical day, complete with unmentionables. Audience volunteers can help lace the corset and hook the garments. Throughout the program, Darlin explains women’s roles in Victorian society, daily routines, and social customs and etiquette.
Darlin earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and has more than 30 years experience in costuming for theater. She is a member of the Costume Society of America and has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine and Main Line Today. She has spoken at museums, retirement communities, schools, historical societies, and women’s organizations.
Tickets are $7 for general admission and free for Cultural Arts Forum members. For tickets or more information, call 610-558-5626.