MOUNT VERNON — Mary Tyler Moore’s witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood. She won four of seven Emmy Awards in the role of Mary Richards, where she expressed both the exuberance and the melancholy of the single career woman who could plot her own course without reference to cultural archetypes.
Moore died in 2017. Amy K. Stoner will bring her to life in the Chautauqua style first person living history as part of the 2018 Chautauqua Series at the Grand Hotel, 12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon, Thursday, July 12.
The programs feature an opening act to set the mood, with Chris Petee singing the music of Linda Ronstadt. After the opening act, Amy will become Mary Tyler Moore and following her presentation, will take audience questions.
Doors to the special needs friendly theater open at 6 p.m. with show starting at 7 p.m.